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Best ever pork belly recipes

We love pork belly! Easy on the wallet and just as simple to make, try one our 14 best ever pork belly recipes. Roast it, braise it, fry it - the choice is yours

Pork belly and potatoes baked in milk, bay and smoked paprika

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This recipe is inspired by an Italian dish which would usually use rolled loin. Pork belly cooked in milk is tender and succulent – this recipe is more about the meat than the crackling. For optimum crackling, cook for longer at the higher temperature before reducing.


Rolled ’nduja-stuffed pork belly

’Ndjua is a spicy spreadable salami from Calabria and it adds a special twist to Tom Adams’ pork belly recipe. This festive recipe is worth the effort. Use ‘nduja in this linguine recipe, too.


Fennel rubbed pork belly

Enjoy something other than turkey over the Christmas period with this fennel rubbed pork belly. This roast is perfect for feeding friends and family.


Cheat’s spicy pork ramen

Ramen may seem like one of those dishes you can’t recreate at home, but this recipe for cheat’s spicy pork ramen changes that. Rather than spending hours making stock, we buy a good flavoured one and spike it with Asian aromatics. Here are our favourite noodle soup recipes if you don’t fancy this one.


Slow-roast pork belly with black pudding mash and grain mustard sauce

This dish takes a little time but really is worth doing. The brine makes the pork taste amazing and helps the crackling along. The mash is incredibly luxurious and the sauce cuts through the richness of the dish


Chinese braised belly pork with greens

This really easy Chinese recipe cooks pork low and slow in soy, 5 spice and star anise. It’s all cooked in one pot so you can just put it in the oven and forget about it. Serve with rice and greens


Steamed pork buns (Hirata buns)

Sweet, pillowy Hirata buns are popping up on menus all over at the moment. Try this on-trend recipe at home with our step-by-step guide. The secret to steamed buns is adding extra raising agent and double rising, which gives you a pillowy bun to stuff your pork belly into. This is one of our top Asian street food recipes.


Chifa chicharonnes

What’s not to love about fried pork belly? This recipe is from Señor Ceviche and serves it with an Asian sauce. You can cook the pork the day before and chill overnight if you like. Try one of these smart Asian dinner party ideas for main course and sharing dishes.


Crisp pork belly with spiced apricots

Transform this relatively cheap cut of pork and feed the family for Sunday lunch. A fantastic sweet and savoury combination, spiced apricot and pork belly is well worth the wait. Perfect served with kale and roasties


Dan Doherty’s pork belly and quince with sage and black pudding stuffing, and borlotti bean ragout

This is Dan Dohery’s take on class roast pork belly. The fruity-meaty stuffing works really well, and the borlotti bean ragout, enriched with all the roasting juices, finishes it all off nicely


Pork-belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce

These pork-belly skewers with Vietnamese caramel sauce make easy but impressive canapés for the festive season.


Roast pork belly with star anise plum sauce

Pork belly is a brilliant budget cut for feeding the family. Try it roasted with Asian spices like star anise, coriander seed and ginger and served up with a sticky sauce made from fresh sweet plums, cinnamon and brown sugar


Bibigo’s bo-saam pork belly

This Korean dish of slow-cooked pork gets a smart makeover at Bibigo. To make very neat pork slices, press it after cooking


Smoked salt-crusted pork with lentils and caper sauce

Pork belly, braised lentils and caper sauce: gastro pub-style comfort food. Put them all together in this weekend lunch recipe: designed to make everyone feel glad to be at home

 

 

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