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Sous Vide Pork Belly with Fig Mostarda

Sous Vide Pork Belly with Fig Mostarda
 
Yield:
24 servings

Ingredients

Ingredients Weights Measures
Pork Bellies
dark brown sugar, packed 8 oz. 2 cups
kosher salt 3 oz. 1/4 cup
pork bellies (3 lb. each) 24 lb. 8 each
black peppercorns 3 oz. 96 each
fresh thyme sprigs - 8 each
Turkish bay leaves - 8 each
clementines, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 2 lb. + 8 oz. 12 each
Fig Mostarda
simple syrup 16 fl oz 2 cups
GREY POUPON Country Dijon Mustard 9 oz. 1 cup
ground black pepper 1/4 oz. 4 tsp.
honey 1/2 oz. 2 tsp.
dried figs 1 lb. + 4 oz. -
unsalted butter 2 oz. 1/4 cup
Assembly
grapeseed oil, divided 4 fl oz 1/2 cup
fresh spinach, sauteed, seasoned 3 lb. 3 qt.

Directions

PORK Bellies: Mix sugar and salt; rub onto all sides of pork bellies. Place each in separate large 3 mL-thick food storage bag. Add 12 peppercorns, 1 thyme sprig and 1 bay leaf to each bag. Shingle orange slices over fat cap of each belly.

SEAL bags using a vacuum sealer on the highest setting, being careful to keep the orange slices in contact with the fat cap; place in circulator bath. Cook 12 hours. When cooking is complete, place bags in ice bath to stop further cooking. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

FIG Mostarda: Mix first 4 ingredients in saucepan until well blended. Stir in figs. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 20 to 25 min. or until thickened to jam-like consistency, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add butter; stir until melted. Cool slightly. Process in food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use. Warm before serving.

REMOVE 1 Pork Belly from plastic bag. Cut into 3 portions. Cook juices in saucepan on medium heat until heated through.

FOR each serving: Saute 1 portion Pork Belly in 1 tsp. oil in saute pan on medium heat until browned on all sides.

SPOON 1/2 cup spinach onto serving plate; top with meat and 2 rounded Tbsp. warm Fig Mostarda. Spoon about 2 Tbsp. of the cooking liquid over all.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead
Fig Mostarda can be stored in refrigerator up to 3 days before using as directed.
Special Extra
Garnish each serving with additional sprig of fresh thyme.
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