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Slow roasted pork belly with crispy crackling

Packed full of flavour and deliciously tender, a slow cooked meal is one of life’s simple pleasures. The long cooking time is definitely worth it, especially when it comes to slow roasted shredded pork with a crispy crackling. This family favourite is versatile and the cooked meat can be enjoyed on its own or shredded on sandwiches, pizzas or salads.

Slow roasted pork belly with crispy crackling

Ingredients

Prep and cooking time: 5 hours | Serves: 4

1,2 – 1,5kg pork belly, bone in and skin scored
10g rosemary
10g thyme
3 cloves garlic, peeled
5g black peppercorns
50g sea salt
1 onion, roughly chopped
250ml white wine

Method

1. Place the rosemary, thyme, garlic, black pepper and sea salt into a blender and blend until fine. Rub a generous amount of salt mixture all over the pork. Allow to cure for a minimum of 1 hour and a maximum of 12 hours.
2. Rinse the pork belly well under cold water and place in a deep roasting dish with white wine and onion. Cover with tinfoil and place in a preheated oven at 120°C for 4 – 5 hours. The meat is cooked when completely soft and falling off the bone.
3. Once cooked, remove from oven and turn up the heat to 200°C. Remove tinfoil and roast for 30 minutes, or until skin is golden brown and crispy. Serve warm.

Slow roasted pork belly with crispy crackling

Slow roasted pork belly with crispy crackling

This dish is the perfect addition to a festive feast, bound to be popular with adults and children alike.

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