I found this recipe years ago, I don’t even remember where. I wasn’t used to cooking meat in a turbo broiler, so it ended up a little tough.
Now, I have a proper oven, and I know a little better about cuts of meat.
- Garlic, lots and lots of garlic – I think I chopped two entire bulbs of garlic to cook a large bone of pork belly. Peeled and minced.
- Pork belly – This time I didn’t pre-boil it.
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Your preferred herb – I used tarragon, but I think basil or rosemary would be lovely as well.
- Line your baking dish with foil, enough to cover the pork belly.
- Cover as much of the pork as possible with garlic.
- Sprinkle herbs, salt, pepper and olive oil.
- Marinate in the fridge for about three hours. Bring it out about 30 minutes before you plan to cook.
- Pre-heat your oven to about 300 degrees.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Flip, and bake for another 40 minutes.
- Flip, and open the foil to sear the pork. Increase the temperature to about 400 degrees. Bake for another 20 to 30 minutes.
- Try slicing the meat through to the bone to check doneness. If you’re happy with it, remove from heat and let it rest for about ten minutes.
- Serve with plain white rice or bread or mashed potatoes. The drippings and garlic will be lovely.