Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, ginger, beetroot, sugar, salt, fish sauce, pepper, flour, annatto, cranberry juice, vinegar and soy.
Arrange the pork slices in a zip-top bag or small container. Pour the marinade over the pork and lightly massage it so the marinade coats each slice. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or overnight.
Remove the pork from the container, leaving behind any excess marinade. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium high, then add a few pork slices, making sure that there’s at least 1cm of space between them. Pour in a few tbsp of water, plus some of the marinade strained through a fine-mesh strainer, to help steam and render the fat – by the time the liquid evaporates, there’ll be enough fat to crisp and brown the meat.
Watch the pan closely. The sugars in the marinade will begin to caramelise and lacquer the meat. Turn each pork slice over once every 1-2 minutes, collecting any caramel. Each batch will take about 8 minutes total cooking time. When the pork slices are a deep, dark brown on both sides, transfer the meat to a plate. Repeat with the remaining pork.
Cool, then serve with warm rice, eggs and any of your favourite pickles and vegetable sides.