Roasted Pork Belly With Orange Marmalade

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • one hour and 40 minutes
  • 4 servings

Pork belly is marvelously layered with meat and fat, but thanks to that, you need to be careful and cook it properly. If you want to make sure it’s well done, boil it before you roast it. Then cook it slowly, until it develops a wonderful crust and serve it with a twist: orange marmalade.

Ingredients Needed for Roasted Pork Belly With Orange Marmalade

2 pounds of pork belly
1 orange
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon peppercorn
salt
2 thyme
1 rosemary
1 teaspoon barbecue sauce
4 tablespoons of orange marmalade

How to Cook Roasted Pork Belly With Orange Marmalade

  1. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees F/190 degrees C.
  2. Carve the pork belly on the fat side and create a crisscross pattern. Cut it into halves.
  3. Fill a large pot of water and put it on high heat.
  4. Grate 1 teaspoon of orange zest and add it to the boiling water.
  5. Add the bay leaves, peppercorns, salt, fresh thyme, and rosemary.
  6. When the water is boiling, reduce the heat, add the pork belly in the pot and cook it for about 20 minutes.
  7. Lay a baking tray with parchment paper.
  8. When it’s ready, remove the pork belly from the water and add both halves on the tray.
  9. Spread barbecue sauce on the meat using a silicone brush.
  10. Roast for 1 hour.
  11. Remove the pork belly from the oven, let it rest for a few minutes, and serve it warm, topped with 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade on each pork belly piece.

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