Treacle-glazed Pork Belly

Will Hollands treacle-glazed barbecue pork belly with rhubarb compote, Jersey Royals cooked in embers and an apple, walnut and watercress salad.

Serves 4

Treacle glaze (can be made in advance)

  • 50ml Coca-Cola
  • 50g Black treacle
  • 50g Soft dark brown sugar
  • 25g Dijon mustard

Place the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, whisk, and store until required.

Rhubarb compote (can be made in advance)

  • 300g Rhubarb
  • 30g Sugar

Roughly chop the rhubarb and place in a saucepan with the sugar. Cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 10 minutes or until fully cooked. Store until required.

Pork belly

  • 4 x 200g Pork belly slices
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil

Season the pork on all sides with sea salt and leave for 10 minutes to lightly cure. Pat dry with absorbent kitchen paper. Lightly rub with olive oil before placing on a pre-heated barbecue burning at approximately 220C. Cook the pork for approximately 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and caramelised (8 minutes in total). Each time you turn the pork, generously brush with treacle glaze. Remove the cooked and glazed pork from the barbecue and allow to rest for approximately 8 minutes. Before serving return the pork to the barbecue for 2 minutes to reheat andadd one final brush of treacle glaze.

Jersey Royals

  • 1kg Large Jersey Royals
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Onion ash (optional)

Parboil the Jersey Royals in boiling salted water until just cooked. Place the Royals directly on the embers of the barbecue. Turn them regularly until the outside of the potatoes islightly charred. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add a small glug of olive oil, a pinch of sea salt and a large pinch of onion ash (optional). Mix well so the potatoes are coated and seasoned and serve immediately.


  • 80g Walnut halves
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 bunch Watercress
  • Simple salad vinaigrette

Lightly crush the walnuts. Cut the apple into batons. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and dress with a simple salad vinaigrette. Serve immediately.