Bill Granger recipe: Crispy pork, pomelo and green mango salad

Serves 4

Asian stores should be able to get green mangos for you (green papaya would also work). To prepare it, peel it as you would a potato, then tap the flesh repeatedly with the blade of a large kitchen knife to score it before slicing.

Nuoc cham sauce

1 garlic clove, crushed
1 red chilli, chopped
1 tbsp caster sugar
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp fish sauce

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

1 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tbsp light-flavoured oil
1kg boned pork belly, rind scored
1 pomelo, peeled, cut into segments
1 green mango, peeled and julienned
Handful mint leaves
Handful basil leaves
Handful coriander leaves
2 spring onions, shredded
Nuoc cham (see recipe above)
2 tbsp toasted peanuts, crushed
1 tbsp fried shallots (available from Asian stores)
1 red chilli, sliced

For the pork, combine the sugar, fish sauce, garlic and oil in a shallow dish. Add the pork. Turn well in the marinade, cover and chill for 30 minutes, or overnight in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas7. Lift the pork on to a roasting tray and season the rind with salt. Roast, skin-side up, for 30 minutes, or until the rind is crackled. Reduce the temperature to 180C/350F/Gas4 and roast for a further 1 hour 40 minutes, or until very tender. Set aside to cool then shred into small pieces.

In a large platter, gently toss together the pomelo, mango, herbs, spring onion, shredded pork and nuoc cham. Scatter with peanuts, fried shallots and sliced chilli and serve.

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