RECIPE = Crackling Blistered Roast Pork on 8Jul2020

made roast pork (quite excellent very crackling, moist, tender & flavourful) on 8.7.2020.^^

and a few more times afterwards. 🙂

the 2 key difference in this method are-

  1. using a tuy 48pin needle cutter meat tenderiser to stab the skin, cover with layer of salt when roasting
  2. low temperature roasting – 2hrs in120degC then 15mins at 250degC

the low temperature roasting made the pork very tender and moist. and the tenderising created nice blistering…

the big difference with western preparation is that scoring only produce crackling 脆 whereas the asian method of poking the skin with the needle cutter meat tenderiser produce blistering 酥

concept is the same..whether scoring or poking with improvised fork or needle cutter meat tenderiser and roasting covered with a layer of salt, the idea is to extract moisture out and to render out the fat, so that skin can crisp and becoming crackling and when there are many small holes, blister….

Ingredients-

  • 500g pork belly
  • 1tbsp chinese shoaling wine
  • 2-3tbsp salt

Directions-

  1. add belly pork to boiling water, boil for 1 min to remove scum, remove and clean
  2. boiling pork also make it easier to pierce the skin with the needle cutter meat tenderiser…stamp thoroughly many times
  3. add chinese shoaling wine marinade and rub over the pork w/o touching the skin, leave in fridge for 3hrs, basting a few times.
  4. wrap the belly pork in aluminium foil leaving only the skin. cover skin with salt careful not to drop the salt into the foil
  5. place pork in 120degC oven for 2 hrs. remove pork and remove the salt cake.
  6. turn oven to 250degC. place pork in oven to blister the skin.

c.h.e.f andy

Lovely Fun Get Together at Architect RT’s Creative Designer Residence on 18Nov2020

Rene organised & invited T & DC (my neighbour), F and us to his newly completed architect abode. on 18.11.2020…really nice..^^ covid period only 5 visitors!

too many nooks & corners, air cushioned wall house within a house, moving wall partitions, hide away bay window couch..

walkin wardrobes double as music chamber & interconnect rooms,

rain water natural irrigation, space sculpture laundry chute, lots of creative carpentry, shoe closet, handbag closet, library wall,

fortune wheel shoe storage, a rotate over hidden miscalleneous handy items shelves etc etc

Rene asked me to make dinner.

I made-

Menu

  1. spanish omelette (tortilla espanola)
  2. pumpkin arugula salad
  3. miso salmon belly
  4. ika sugatayaki (flamed whole squid)
  5. chorizo prawns (gambas al ajillo)
  6. pangrilled sous vide chicken breast on potato puree
  7. pangrilled halibut on soy butter sauce
  8. japanese chashu & shabu beef shortplate donburi (on sushi rice)
  9. peanut herb crusted spring rack of lamb

tara & DC brought ice creams. Fiona brought lovely cheesecake and fruits muscat grapes etc from RT&Q office. 🙂

Rene’s 16yr old daughter L gave a mind blowing recital of one art song and one opera piece..

WW has incredibly cute cat, a shetland fold, so pretty, adorable. apparently shetland folds have some birth defects and maybe afflicted by disease, and the medical checks alone cost a bit of money…

this one is such a beauty!

c.h.e.f andy