Pork belly, smoked in the Beast

smoked pork belly

The most fun event of last week was that my neighbour bought a smoker. It is a humdinger of a smoker and we have been plotting what to cook in it ever since he ordered it a couple of months ago. The thing about living on our street is that everyone is super easy going, loves … Continue reading

Joe’s smoked pork belly with pink peppercorn stuffed portobello mushrooms

Sometimes friends gives you the best surprises. The other week I meet up with a friend over dinner, she had come down from Scotland and her husband Joe, who is also the maker of the smoked cheese I love so much, had sent some pork belly that he cooked the night before. Joe cooks the … Continue reading

Cured, bay leaf and hickory smoked pork belly, new potatoes and beets

I started thinking of today’s dinner two days in advance when I bought pork belly for curing. My neighbour gave me a whole bunch of bay leaves so I did a bay leaf and chipotle chilli cure and I mixed some bay leaves with the hickory wood for the smoking. The pork belly cured for … Continue reading