This recipe for roasted pork belly is quite minimalistic. Apart from salt and pepper, I only used a little garlic and thyme to season the pork. I didn’t add too much spice because I didn’t want them to dominate the flavour of the baked pork belly. Probably for some, even such a small amount of spice is quite a lot, but not for me 🙂 For the upcoming and all the subsequent Christmases this homemade pork will be just a perfect meal.
Ingredients for roasted pork belly.
- 1,2 kg raw pork belly with skin
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of dry thyme
- 3/4 teaspoon of black pepper
How to make roasted pork belly.
Combine salt, pepper, pressed garlic, oil and thyme in a cup. Using a very sharp knife, score the skin of the pork belly in several places, then rub it thoroughly with the mixture from the cup.
Place the aluminium foil on a baking tray and place the metal baking grid on top of it. Then put the pork belly skin side up. Transfer to an oven preheated to 220 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 175 degrees and bake for additional two hours. After removing from the oven, set the pork belly aside for 15 minutes and slice it once cooled down.
Good to know when making roasted pork belly.
While baking, a crispy crust should form on the pork, and the meat inside should be soft and juicy.
To baking apples and apple cider can be added. Put some sliced apples on the aluminium foil, place a metal grid on top of them and place the bacon on it. It is good to add the cider halfway through the baking. If you bake the meat like that, it will be a bit more aromatic.
Do you like dishes with bacon? If so, try our recipe for Asparagus with bacon and mozzarella.