Nigel Slater pork belly with apple bread sauce recipe on Nigel Slater: Eating Together

Nigel Slater cooked a tasty roast pork belly with apple bread sauce and rib gravy on Nigel Slater: Eating Together.

Nigel says: “This pork feast makes a wonderful alternative to a traditional Christmas, New Year or Easter roast dinner.”

Ingredients for the roast pork belly: 1.8kg pork belly and 4 tbsp sea salt flakes.

For the rib gravy: 3 tbsp olive oil, 4 large pork ribs, 2 onions, roughly chopped, 2 carrots, roughly chopped, 1 litre chicken stock, 8 black peppercorns, 2 fresh bay leaves and 6 sprigs fresh thyme.

For the apple bread sauce: 1 litre pints milk, ½ onion, skin left on, 5 cloves, 2 eating apples, preferably Cox’s Orange Pippin, 1 cinnamon stick, 250g fresh breadcrumbs, 75g butter and 3 tsp ground cinnamon.