Crisp Pork Belly

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This roasted pork belly, inspired by this recipe, is so crisp and delicious, with just sea salt and cumin seeds. The long, slow roasting makes sure the meat is tender and juicy. And near the end of of roasting, the oven temperature is increased for the golden crispy skin.

  • 2 tbsp Beef dripping, melted and cooled
  • 1.2 kg Pork belly with skin
  • 1 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Whole cumin seeds
  1. Allow the pork belly to sit in the fridge, uncovered, for about 4 hours before you plan to cook it. This will allow the skin to dry out and result it a crispier crackling.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. With a sharp knife, score the pork belly skin at 1cm intervals. Cut through the skin and fat but not into the meat.
  3. Rub the pork all over with sea salt and cumin seeds. Drizzle with beef dripping and rub that in. Place the pork on a rack in a baking pan, skin side up.
  4. Roast for 2 hours, or until the meat is very tender. Increase the heat to 220C/425F and roast for about 30 minutes until skin is crisp. Remove and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. | © 2019 | | © 2019 | | © 2019 |


Chitz 11/6/19 08:18

They make a wholesome and a good looking meal :)

Noob Cook 11/6/19 08:52

love the special touch of cumin. I absolutely love home-made roast pork for the lovely crispy crackling skin.

2pots2cook 11/6/19 08:58

This beauty ( and cold beer) is calling my name but it is sooooo hot here that I will, sadly to say so, have to keep it for autumn days. Thank you so much !

natalia20041989 11/6/19 10:18

Oh wow,that crispy skin is perfection! It must be so delicious, I can't even imagine ☺

Nancy Chan 11/6/19 12:00

It looks beautiful and I love crisp pork belly!

Kitchen Riffs 11/6/19 16:11

LOVE pork belly! It's so good. I usually do mine Asian-style, but this looks excellent -- gotta try it. Thanks!

Pam 11/6/19 17:06

YUM! It looks simple and delicious.

Evelyne CulturEatz 11/6/19 17:23

Wow your pork belly looks divine. it<s not a ut of meat I have cooked much, never great success, may try this one.

Alida@mylittleitaliankitchen 11/6/19 17:29

Oh this is surely very tempting and very satisfying indeed.Lovely recipe.

Valentina 11/6/19 21:34

I would devour this! Absolutely beautiful and looks like it's cooked to perfection! :-)

愛Shi家庭 12/6/19 02:08

A good recipe to make crispy skin pork belly, thanks!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/6/19 19:08

There is nothing like tender pork and that crispy skin has me drooling! What a simple and flavorful meal, Angie.

Pam 12/6/19 22:29

Oh my gosh, it looks delicious, Angie! Good crispy skin and lots of flavor. Perfect!

Juliana 13/6/19 00:33

Oh Angie, that a piece of pork belly I love the idea of crispy and moist and tender meat...looks delicious! Have a great rest of the week!

Gloria Baker 13/6/19 01:34

Ngie this looks absolutely yummy!! xo

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 13/6/19 02:53

I've never made pork belly at home, but this recipe looks amazing! I know my pork loving family will love it!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 13/6/19 15:43

This is making me remember how much I just adore pork belly! I haven't made it or eaten it since I worked in a Japanese restaurant ages ago, so I definitely need to get in the kitchen and make this recipe! It looks just perfect, Angie!!

Jean | 13/6/19 17:24

Angie, what a beautiful job you did with this cut! Looks perfect!

GiGi Eats 13/6/19 18:12

I have to admit Angie... I am not a pork fan. I don't eat it. I haven't eaten it in ages and I really don't ever think I will in the future. I am weird about it - hahaha! I know so many people who LOVE crispy pork belly though, and if I liked pork, I totally would love it too! Because I am a total "BELLY CUT" kinda girl! ha!

lisa is cooking 13/6/19 21:57

The texture looks perfect! What a great, simple ingredient list.

ann low 14/6/19 07:42

Home made roast pork is the best! Looks so crisp and delicious!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 14/6/19 18:17

I would love to taste this pork right now and crisp reminds me of bacon yummy!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 14/6/19 20:42

I've never actually made pork belly at home! Only had it at restaurants... now I'm curious!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 15/6/19 16:32

If I could only get pork like yours, my friends would all love this dish

Reeni 16/6/19 02:46

That is gorgeous Angie! It's making my mouth water - I've never tried it.

Christine Ho 16/6/19 15:01

Yummy! For me, nothing can beat crisp pork belly.

Debra Eliotseats 16/6/19 15:13

Cumin is a good combo with pork. The dish looks restaurant worthy!!!!

Izaa 16/6/19 17:52

bardzo, bardzo pyszne

Jeff the Chef 17/6/19 00:37

I love pork belly, but I've never made it myself. You make it sound pretty straightforward.

Shashi 17/6/19 11:32

I had pork belly once and felt I had died and gone to heaven! Angie, yours looks so scrumptious!

tigerfish 20/6/19 02:52

Oh, I can hear that crackling in the first bite of this roasted pork belly.

Mindy 20/6/19 04:03

Great recipe Angie. Your dishes always look so lovely!

My Inner Chick 30/6/19 17:33

I haven't had this since living in England.
O mmm Gggg!! xx

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 6/7/19 19:55

wow I never had anything like this before it sounds yummy!


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