Pork Belly


Ingredients (for 2ppl):

Main Ingredients:

  • 500g pork belly
  • 2 x carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stick of cellery
  • Fennel seeds
  • 2 x Bay leaves
  • 1 litre usual brine
  • 200ml of white wine
  • 20g of flour

Goes Well With:

  • Roast Potatoes
  • Seasonal Vegetables


  • Baking tray


Brine pork belly (add 1tbsp sugar, fennel seeds, thyme and 2 bay leaves to the usual brine) for 8 hours

Prepare (5 mins):

  1. Turn oven to as high as it'll go (250° with fan)
  2. Remove pork belly and dry thoroughly
  3. Peel and roughly chop vegetables into large peices and place on baking tray
  4. Lightly rub some salt into the skin side of the pork belly

Cooking (90min):

  1. Place vegetables on to baking tray and lay pork belly on top, cook for 10 minutes
  2. Turn oven down to 160° and cook for 40mins
  3. Add white wine and cook for a further 20mins
  4. Take the pork out, move to chopping board, cover with tin foil and a tea cloth and let rest for 5 minutes
  5. During the last 5 minutes, add flour, some water and gravy granules to vegetables and cook for 2 minutes, then strain into gravy