Slow cooked pork belly and aubergine with cauliflower and pumpkin mash

This afternoon I cooked some pork belly with some left over aubergine that I’d had frozen. I also made a cauliflower and pumpkin mash.

 

Slow cooked pork belly and Aubergine with a cauliflower and pumpkin mash Read more at http://web.stagram.com/n/garydlum/#zPRGje2GRPh61Tfv.99

Slow cooked pork belly and Aubergine with a cauliflower and pumpkin mash
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/n/garydlum/#zPRGje2GRPh61Tfv.99

Slow cooked pork belly and aubergine with cauliflower and pumpkin mash

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Belly pork strips
  • Aubergine
  • Pumpkin (I prefer Kent)
  • Cauliflower (break into flowerettes)
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Onion
  • Chicken stock
  • Red wine
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Chinese five spice powder
  • Star anise
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Cream cheese
  • Curry powder
  • Pepper
  • Dried mixed herbs

Method—Pork

  1. Heat the oven to 150 °C
  2. Coarsely dice celery, carrot and onion (these will not be eaten because you know I’m low carbing at the moment)
  3. Dice the aubergine into bite size chunks
  4. Cut the pork into bite size chunks
  5. Layer the bottom  of a casserole with the vegetables then add the meat and aubergine
  6. Add a cup of stock and another cup of red wine
  7. Splash in some balsamic vinegar
  8. Add about a dessert spoonful of Chinese five spice powder and a star anise
  9. Cover the casserole with some baking paper and then add the lid (I do this to stop the lid from getting dirty and that reduces the washing up)
  10. Place the casserole into the oven and cook for about 3 hours

Method—Mash

  1. At about the 2 hour and 30 minute mark you can start preparing the mash
  2. Dice some pumpkin
  3. Break up an head of cauliflower into flowerettes
  4. Add cauliflower and pumpkin into a mixing bowl
  5. Add a splash of grapeseed oil
  6. Toss in some curry powder, dried mixed herbs and any other spice you think will work
  7. Cover the vegetables well with the add ons
  8. Put onto a baking tray (lined with baking paper to reduce mess)
  9. Put into the oven with the casserole
  10. Cook for about 30 minutes
  11. Remove from the oven and mash
  12. Add a generous dollop of cream cheese (full fat peeps)
  13. Mash some more

Plating up

  1. The mash should be nice and stiff
  2. Put on a plate or in a large bowl
  3. Add the pork and aubergine from the casserole
  4. Capture an image
  5. Do the image processing in Adobe Lightoom while eating
  6. Write the blog post
  7. You know the rest

 

Close up. Slow cooked pork belly and Aubergine with a cauliflower and pumpkin mash Read more at http://web.stagram.com/n/garydlum/#zPRGje2GRPh61Tfv.99

Close up. Slow cooked pork belly and Aubergine with a cauliflower and pumpkin mash
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/n/garydlum/#zPRGje2GRPh61Tfv.99

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12 thoughts on “Slow cooked pork belly and aubergine with cauliflower and pumpkin mash

  1. I voted Gary, best of luck! Is there a way we can see how you are travelling? I might re blog you and Dilbert to get you some more votes.

    Is there any blog in particular you think might help votes?

    Also, looks delicious!!

  2. I voted Gary, best of luck! Is there a way we can see how you are travelling? I might re blog you and Dilbert to get ypubsome more votes.

    Is there any blog in particular you think might help votes?

    • Hi Liz, I am a bad cook when it comes to measurements.
      I used a small tray of four pork rashers, about half an aubergine, I reckon about 300 g of pumpkin and half a head of cauliflower. I used a cup of red wine and a cup of stock. I cut a couple of celery stalks, and used on brown onion and a good sized carrot. It would have been about a teaspoon of Chinese five spice and one star of star anise. For the mash I think I poured about two teaspoons of curry powder into my hand and added and then a good pinch of dried mixed herbs. I ground a good amount of pepper into it too. Sorry Liz that’s about all I can remember. 🙂

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