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Zanele’s Roast Pork Belly with Crackling

90 Minutes
12 Servings
10 Ingredients


If you love roast pork with crackling, look no further than this showstopping Christmas pork roast! Serve with our Simple Christmas Coleslaw and Crispy Roast Potatoes.


1. Preheat your oven to the highest temperature – preferably around 230ºC.

2. Using a sharp knife, score the skin of the pork diagonally with lines running 1-2cm apart.

3. Rub olive oil on belly. Season with salt and pepper, then roast in the oven for approximately 90 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

4. In a saucepan, melt sugar, then add sugar, vinegar, garlic, paprika, cumin and steak and chops spice.

5. Cook until it thickens to a syrupy consistency. 

6. Pour over pork belly and grill for another 20 minutes or until deeply brown and sticky.

For dessert, try an Easy Tiramisu or even our Peppermint Crisp Trifle .

Original recipe by Cooking with Zanele.

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  • 1x Pork Belly Box from our butchery
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 15 ml ground paprika
  • 15 ml ground cumin
  • 15 ml steak and chops spice
  • Salt and pepper