Apple pork belly with LINIE compote and pickled beets

Apple pork belly with LINIE compote and pickled beets

4 servings


1 h 0 min

Let's make a delicious apple pork belly with LINIE compote and pickled beets. This dish combines tender and juicy pork belly with the sweetness of apples and the tanginess of pickled beets. The apple-infused pork belly is cooked to perfection, offering a delightful balance of savory and sweet flavors. Accompanied by the LINIE compote, with its subtle caraway undertones and natural sweetness, this dish reaches new levels of taste and complexity. The pickled beets add a refreshing zing that cuts through the richness of the pork, creating a truly remarkable flavor experience. Pair this delectable dish with a glass of LINIE Aquavit to enhance the taste even more and savor every bite in great company.

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Pickled beets

  • 5 beets

  • 2 dl vinegar

  • 170 g cane sugar

  • 3 star anise

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns

  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

  • 5 bay leaves

  • 100 ml LINIE Aquavit Original

  • 1 tbsp salt

Pork belly

  • 12 thick slices of good, smoked pork belly – hand-cut

  • Salt and pepper

Apple compote

  • 3 tart apples – sliced with peel

  • 3 sweet apples – sliced without peel

  • 1 large onion – sliced thinly

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 3 tbsp LINIE Aquavit Original

  • Fat from the pork belly

  • 1 tbsp small capers

  • Salt and pepper


  • 1 bunch of chives – finely chopped

Preparation steps

    Pickled beets

    1. Boil the beets with skin on for about 1 hour, drain the water and then chill them.

    2. When they are cold, remove the skin and cut the beets into bite-sized pieces.


    1. Bring vinegar to a boil with star anise, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, bay leaves, LINIE Aquavit Original and salt.

    2. Add cane sugar and stir until completely dissolved.

    — At least 2 days later:

    Pork belly

    1. Fry the thick pork belly slices until golden and crispy on a medium heat pan and save the fat for later.

    Apple compote

    1. Sauté the onions in the pork belly fat.

    2. Add apple slices, sugar, apple cider vinegar, LINIE Aquavit Original, small capers, salt and pepper.

    3. Simmer the compote for about 30 minutes, until it is cooked soft and thick.


    1. Place the apple compote in a deep dish with the crispy pork belly slices on top.

    2. Serve with pickled beets on the side and garnish with chives.

Serve with a glass of LINIE and share a great story In addition to being a classic, high-quality aquavit, LINIE is also great for food pairing. What sets LINIE apart is its distinctive aging process. During maturation, it develops a natural sweetness and spiciness that makes it perfect for accompanying a variety of dishes. LINIE acts as a flavor enhancer, creating a harmonious balance between both food and aquavit.

As your guests enjoy this delicious dish, share the rich history of LINIE Aquavit, a spirit that has been cherished by sailors and connoisseurs for centuries. It's a story that adds depth to the meal and encourages lively conversations.

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