Remove all moisture from pork rind by dabbing with high-grade paper towel. This will ensure the pork rind crackles perfectly. Mix salt flakes, oil and 20g of Sami’s Shawarma Spices. Rub all over pork belly, including the rind. Work into both sides of the belly. Place pork, skin side up in oven pre-heated to 250C and cook for 20 minutes then turn oven temp down to 140C and cook for an additional 1 ½ hours.
Wearing gloves, place fresh nettles on a large cutting board (both top leaves and the fine stems can be used). Chop the nettles coarsely and add them to a pan with the garlic and olive oil and sauté until the nettles are wilted.
Note: Baby spinach can be substituted for nettles using the same quantity and method.
Remove the cauliflower stalks and cut into small pieces. Heat the butter and milk in a pan, add cauliflower and simmer until softened. Strain and liquidise the cauliflower then season and pass through a fine sieve.
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