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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Obviously no-one's a fan of peppers or belly pork!

    Marco.
    Not a fan of belly pork - it’s too fatty for my liking.

    Other that that, it looks fab!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Obviously no-one's a fan of peppers or belly pork!

    Marco.
    Would quite happy to eat that meal washed down with the Bo jolly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    You got that right.

    Haha... If I were a betting man, I'd bet a substantial amount of money that if you'd tasted any of it, you'd have loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    Not a fan of belly pork - it’s too fatty for my liking.

    Other that that, it looks fab!
    Cheers, but FAT is FLAVOUR, especially when barbecued! And it also ensures that the meat stays tender. I'm not a massive fan of fat either, especially when belly pork is served with a huge thick slab of gloopy/jelly-like fat and skin/rind, on top of mash, or whatever, as you get it in some restaurants - UGH!

    But when fat has been beautifully rendered down and turns crispy, on a very good, flavoursome piece of belly pork, and the meat has been slowly cooked over applewood chips on a BBQ, so it's lovely and succulent, then sliced thinly - such as what I had yesterday - it's a different ball game, and absolutely gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Obviously no-one's a fan of peppers or belly pork!

    Marco.
    The peppers looked a little oily & although the pork looked nicely done the main, overall, looked a bit dry & the roasties looked like they'd just gone brown & not 'crisped up'.

    Notwithstanding all that I'd still have ate it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    Would quite happy to eat that meal washed down with the Bo jolly.
    Lol - nice one, Robin. I can always rely on you for having taste/sophistication, and not being a right fussy bastard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    The peppers looked a little oily & although the pork looked nicely done the main, overall, looked a bit dry & the roasties looked like they'd just gone brown & not 'crisped up'.

    Notwithstanding all that I'd still have ate it up


    Trust me, Roy, the pork wasn't dry - the exact opposite! Hard to picture correctly though, which is why I tried doing so twice, unfortunately [as it seems] without much success

    Peppers were a little 'oily', but that's how they're supposed to be, if you like the flavour of extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, anchovies and balsamic vinegar combined. And of course have a love of strong flavours, such as most continentals do.

    If you go to an authentic Spanish restaurant (where the recipe originates from), that's how it looks - much like Italians, they LOVE their olive oil and tend to use it rather liberally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lolz.... Ok, da scran we enjoyed today for lunch when we had my old man over...

    First up, a starter of roasted Pointed Red and Yellow peppers, infused with fresh garlic, extra-virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar, served with caper berries, Pimento peppers, fresh anchovies in sunflower oil, and pan-fried chorizo Iberico, garnished with fresh basil leaves:



    And my dad's (pictured upside down):



    Followed by a lovely piece of sweet-crusted barbecued belly pork (Gloucester Old Spot) from our butcher, marinated for 24 hours in various herbs and spices, cooked slowly on a charcoal grill, over applewood wood chips, and served with roasties, celeriac mash, broad beans 'a la Greque' and seasonal veg [touch of the BBQ sauce on he side]:



    Close up of the belly pork (doesn't really do it justice, but you can see a bit of the crust):



    Some of the veg that was served:





    And as my dad loves homemade pannacotta, this was a vanilla one (using fresh pods), served with fresh strawberries and raspberries, drizzled with a fresh-fruit syrup:



    One of the wines we had - a rather nice Louis Jadot Beaujolais, Château des Jacques Quincié:



    All in all, a lovely day was had, in the gorgeous sunshine, with dad really enjoying himself as usual!

    Marco.
    Looks like a great meal, right up my street. The peppers dish looks like a riot of good Med flavour.

    Love Belly Pork as long as the fat has been rendered and it isn’t just a slab of crackling floating on a sea of fat, that dish looks spot on.

    I’d happily hoover-up all of that (especially the Jadot)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Obviously no-one's a fan of peppers or belly pork!

    Marco.
    I used to do a pork and apricot casserole as a student. Belly pork was dirt cheap, and I would always cut away the fat afterwards.

    The peppers look great, unfortunately I find anchovies far too salty, even after soaking them in milk beforehand.
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