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Slow Roast 5-Spice Pork Belly

Teeth-shatteringly crunchy pork belly crackling, but the softest, tenderest meat you ever did see. You guys, this slow-roast version is all you’ll want for Christmas (and any other holiday!).

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Slow Roast 5-Spice Pork Belly

PREP TIME
15 minutes + overnight drying
COOK TIME
4 hours
SERVES
6
Ingredients

2.5kg (5.5 lb) skin-on pork belly 

1 tbsp sea salt 

vegetable oil 

 

5-spice rub: 

3 tbsp sea salt 

1 tbsp Chinese 5-spice (try my homemade version here) 

Steps
  • Step 1

    Start the day before you want to serve your pork. Use a Stanley/utility knife and a ruler to score the pork skin. Pat dry with paper towel. 

  • Step 2

    Mix the 5-sipce rub ingredients together. Flip the pork over and rub the 5-spice mixture over the pork meat (but not on the skin). Flip the pork back over and use paper towel to brush off any spice from the pork skin. Rub the 1 tablespoon of salt over the pork skin. Place in the fridge uncovered overnight. 

  • Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F. 

  • Step 4

    Place a wire cake rack onto a baking tray. Brush the rack with oil. Place the pork on the rack, skin side up. Roast in the oven for 3 hours. Then turn the heat up to 200°C/400°F. Place the pork back in the oven to roast for an hour or until the skin is super crispy. 

  • Step 5

    Slice and serve with Spiced Plum Sauce and Christmas Asian ‘Slaw. 

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Pork belly

December 26, 2023

Followed your instructions was amazing. I don’t care for 5 spice so I rubbed pork with mushroom boullion, garlic, my smoked scotch bonnet powder and onion powder. Made your Vietnamese slaw with it, was excellent accompaniment. Tyvm Marion!

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Paula

Excellent recipe, easy and delicious

March 7, 2023

I’m making every time when I fancied some pork belly. Excellent recipe, easy and delicious. Marion you’re the best. We love your laugh and ‘ joie de vivre ‘. Thank you , all your recipes are great.

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Capucine

So crispylucious

January 12, 2023

I have.made this roast a few times. Either ove roast or airfried. 5 spice rub or salt rub it always turns out perfect. Pricking the skin with a toothpick and slightly freezing the skin before cooking makes it even more crispy .love it!!

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