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Nigel Slater's Crisp Pork Belly, Sweet Peach Salsa

Crisp Pork Belly, Sweet Peach Salsa. [Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin]

Nigel Slater's Crisp Pork Belly, Sweet Peach Salsa from Ripe is a fabulous surprise of a recipe. The warm, vaguely Asian spice blend rubbed into the belly may not seem an obvious complement to a Southwestern-style peach salsa, but a quick glance through the ingredients reveals commonalities: cilantro, lime, and chile all play their parts in both cuisines, and peaches themselves are one of America's favorite imports from China. Not to mention that once the peach salsa is piled on top of thinly sliced, quiveringly rich belly, it's hard to imagine doubting Slater's genius.

Reprinted with permission from Ripe by Nigel Slater. Copyright 2010, 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

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