Pork and apple is always a fantastic combo. The apple juice and apple cider vinegar combination softens and flavours the meat. The end result? Slightly sweet and perfectly tender pork belly every time.
1 pork belly 2 cups apple juice 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp brown sugar 1tsp fine sea salt 250ml braai sauce of your choice heavy duty tin foil
Apple Marinated Pork Belly – Method
Mix the apple juice, apple cider vinegar, sugar and salt in a sealable container. Stir until everything is dissolved. Place the pork belly in and let it marinade overnight. Turning the belly, or just giving the tub a shake, every now and again.
Pack 9 briquettes onto the coal grid inside your PotjieKing. Put a couple of firelighters in the bottom section and get that going.
While the fire is getting ready, grab the heavy duty tin foil and tear off a piece of foil large enough to enclose the pork belly one and a half times
Pull up the ends a bit to make a ‘dish’. Place the pork belly inside the tin foil and slowly pour half of the apple marinade in as well.
Seal the pork in by folding the ends over a few times and scrunching them closed tightly.
Place the foil wrap onto your PotjieKing and cover with the KingDome.
Make sure both doors on your PotjieKing are closed.
Cook for an hour and a half, turning once halfway through.
Remove the foil wrap from the pork belly.
Return the pork belly to the fire and brush with your choice of marinade.