Roasted Pork Belly

By December 13, 2019 April 1st, 2020 Pork/Veal

Crispy crackling pork, makes a great Christmas Dinner

Serves

1

Prep time

20 Minutes

Cooking time

90 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 250g-300g piece of pork belly
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons salt
  • vegetables of choice
  • potato
  • pumpkin
  • sweet potato
  • carrot
  • onion
  • greens
  • apple + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • gravy

Method

  • Dry the pork by unwrapping, pat dry and leave in fridge uncovered, overnight
  • Preheat oven 200º
  • Remove the pork from fridge, rub the oil and salt into the skin of the pork, place pork in a roasting pan and place in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until it starts to blister the skin, (not burn)
  • Meanwhile prepare the vegetables except greens for roasting
  • Peel potato, cut in half and place in boiling water, bring the water back to boil for 3-4 minutes, till just folk tender. Pat dry and drizzle with a little oil. Peel remaining vegetables, cut into bite size pieces and place on roasting tray, drizzle with a little oil
  • Turn oven down to 180º
  • Place vegetables in oven with the pork and cook for 35-40 minutes *
  • Remove the pork and set aside to rest while you cook your greens
  • *Test roasting vegetables by piecing with a fork, they may need to cook for a further 5-10 minutes depending on size
  • Meanwhile prepare to cook your greens and steam for  8-10 minutes, till cooked to your liking
  • Peel and cut apple into small pieces, sprinkle with a little sugar and cook in microwave for 4-5 minutes, stir and slightly mash

Serve pork with vegetables, gravy and apple sauce,

Note: I used ready made gravy

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