Slow-cooked pork belly

Slow-cooked pork belly

Slow-cooked pork belly

Serves 12
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 327 16%
  • Fat 25.8g 37%
  • Saturates 9.2g 46%
  • Sugars 0g 0%
  • Salt 0.6g 10%
  • Protein 24g 48%
  • Carbs 0.2g 0%
  • Fibre 0.4g -
Of an adult's reference intake
Recipe From

Together

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 heaped teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground allspice
  • olive oil
  • 1.5 kg piece of higher-welfare boneless pork belly , skin off and reserved (see tip below)
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Recipe From

Together

By Jamie Oliver
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Method

This works great as a stand-alone recipe, but also as a component in Jamie’s Taco Party from Together – see the full collection of menus here.

GET AHEAD Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Tear the bay leaves into a pestle and mortar (discarding the stalks), and pound into a mush. Muddle in the spices and 1 teaspoon each of sea salt and black pepper, then loosen with a little olive oil so you can rub it all over the pork belly (leaving the skin as it is for now). Sit the belly in a snug-fitting roasting tray, cover tightly with tin foil and roast for 2 hours. Remove, cool and refrigerate overnight.

ON THE DAY Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Season the piece of pork skin with a pinch of salt and pepper, then lay on a baking tray and roast at the top of the oven for 1 hour, or until golden and crunchy. Transfer the pork belly to a board, slice 1cm thick, then lay across a large baking tray (reserving the tray of juices for my Black beans & cheese. Roast the pork for 30 minutes, or until crisp, sizzling and golden. Carefully drain off any fat from the crackling tray and save in a jar for tasty cooking another day, then snap up the crackling. Serve up at the table with all the sides, ready for taco building.

Tips

ASK YOUR BUTCHER:
To remove the pork skin in one piece, ready to roast.

VEGGIE LOVE:
Scrub 1 butternut squash (1.2kg), carefully halve it lengthways and deseed, then slice 1cm thick and toss with the spice mixture. Roast in a tray on the bottom of the oven at 200°C/400°F/gas 6 for 30 minutes, or until soft and golden.

Recipe From

Together

By Jamie Oliver