View Full Version : Divine Pork Belly

05-05-2009, 04:06 PM
I did this the other day and it's bloomin fantasitc and sooo simple and easy to do

The pork meat is sooo tender and topped with the crispy crackling.... utter heaven!

1kg boneless pork belly, skin scored
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp sea salt
1 large onion, cut into wedges
potatoes sliced into wedges

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 5. Place the pork belly on a board and pat dry with kitchen paper. Rub the fennel seeds and sea salt all over the skin.
2. Place the onion wedges and potatoes in a roasting tin, put the pork belly on top, skin-side up, and roast slowly for 3 hours, until the crackling is crisp. Place on a carving board to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with seasonal vegetables.

Chef's tip
You dont need to stick to fennel seeds on the pork belly try adding lemon zest, garlic and rosemary instead.

Wine Recommendation
Choose a juicy, soft Pinot Noir or a good-quality English cider.

05-05-2009, 05:14 PM
:drool: I love cracklings...