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Scan’s Crunchy Crispy Skinned Omega 3 Pork Belly

Scan’s innovative, antibiotic-free, flower-fed pork is being served all over Hong Kong, from the finest restaurants and casual eateries, to home chefs serving their family and friends the tastiest pork dinner they’ve ever had! Our tender and tasty pork can be found at ParknShop’s throughout the region, including Kowloon Tong, Festival Walk – Discovery Bay Plaza – Stanley Plaza – Wan Chai, Hopewell Centre – Tai Tam, Hong Kong Parkview.

This pork recipe is always a crowd pleaser, with the delicious combination of crunchy, crispy crackling and tender meat in an Asian-inspired marinade. While this recipe does take some time to prepare, with a little planning this meat recipe is a snap! The evening before serving, you’ll need about 15 minutes of prep work, followed by allowing the Scan Omega 3 Pork Belly to marinate in the fridge overnight. The next day you’ll need about another 15 minutes of prep time and after that you’ll simply need to check on the oven about every half hour till it’s done! Here’s the recipe:

Scan’s Crunchy Crispy Skinned Omega 3 Pork Belly
Serves 6

Ingredients:
1kg Scan Omega 3 Pork Belly
1 tbsp five-spice powder
Sea salt
2 tbsp oil of choice

Marinade:
1 cinnamon stick
2 tbsp five-spice powder
2 star anise
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 spring onions, chopped
1 small red chilli, finely chopped
½ cup shoaling rice wine
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp hoisin sauce

Cooking Preparation (best done the night before serving)
First, score the skin of your Scan Omega 3 Pork Belly with a sharp knife, wipe dry and rub with sea salt. On the other side of your Scan pork belly (the side without skin), rub in 1 tablespoon of five-spice powder. Set aside.

Now it’s time to create your marinade by combining all the Marinade ingredients into a saucepan. Bring the saucepan to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. You can add up to an extra ½ cup of shoaling rice wine if needed. Let the marinade cool, then pour into a large shallow dish then set your Omega 3 Pork Belly skin side up into the marinade. You need to make sure to leave the skin completely exposed and dry– the marinade must NOT cover the skin if you want it to be crispy and crunchy! Marinate the Omega 3 Pork Belly overnight in the fridge uncovered, as this will get the premium pork skin nice and dry, which makes for a much crisper crackling.

Cooking Instructions:
Turn your oven on to 230˚C or 450˚F.

As your oven heats up, remove the Scan Omega 3 Pork Belly from the marinade(keep the marinade!) and gently wipe dry- both sides. Lightly rub 2 tbsps of your oil of choice (peanut is recommended for this recipe) and then some sea salt over the skin and place the Omega 3 Pork Belly in a roasting pan. Pour the marinade into the tin, around the sides– again do NOT let the marinade cover the skin. If there is too much liquid either add a shallow wire rack or simply don’t add all of the marinade to the pan.

Roast the Omega 3 Pork Belly for 30-45 minutes until the skin is blistered and crisp. Lower your oven to 160˚C or 325˚F and roast for another 1 to 1 ½ hours until the internal temperature reaches 65°C / 145°F (with a light pink center) followed by a 3-5 minute rest time. Throughout the roasting process keep an eye on the bottom of the pan and add water (or any unused marinade) if the liquid dries out.

Serve slices of Crunchy Crispy Skinned Scan Omega 3 Pork Belly with rice and your favorite vegetable. As plates are devoured; you’ll smile, knowing you are serving your family the most mouth-watering, tasty, and tender pork on the market. Everything Scan is and does comes down to one simple yet critical thing: taste. Every aspect of our efforts; animal welfare, caring for our farmers, manufacturing, marketing, design and distribution is about delivering the best consumer experience possible. Simply because at the end of the day, taste is what really matters.