Pork belly souse with cucumber and coriander

Lightly pickled pork belly is paired with refreshing cucumber, fresh herbs and plenty of lime and chilli in Charita Joness vibrant main dish
By Charita Jones
Pork belly souse with cucumber and coriander
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  • Serves: 4-6
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus marinating overnight
  • Effort: easy


  • 8 slices pork belly, (each about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 1 cucumber, finely chopped
  • ½ red peppers, seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1 bunches spring onions, chopped
  • ½ bunches coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 baby gem lettuce, leaves separated
  • lemon wedges, to serve


1. Cut each pork belly slice into four equal pieces and place into a pot of salted water with the onion. Bring to the boil and cook the pork for 20 minutes. Remove the pork from the pot and set aside to cool.

2. In a large bowl mix together the chopped cucumber, red pepper, spring onions, coriander, scotch bonnet chilli and Cajun seasoning.

3. Once the pork is cooled, chop the pork belly into small bite-sized pieces and stir into the cucumber mixture. Add the salt and lime and lemon juice. Stir well, cover the bowl with cling film and leave to marinate in the fridge overnight.

4. To serve, arrange the Baby Gem lettuce leaves on a plate and place a large spoonful of the soused pork belly into each. Squeeze over a little lemon juice and a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning and serve.

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