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Serves: 4
  • Belly of Pork (about 800g - 1kg)
  • 2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Mix
  • Salt
  • 1 Large Onion, Thickly Sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 160c
  2. Put the sliced onion in the middle of the bottom of a roasting pan, not much larger than the meat.
  3. Make sure the pork is nice and dry, wipe over with some kitchen paper to remove any moisture.
  4. Rub all over with the spice mix, getting into all the nooks and crannies.
  5. Sprinkle the rind with sea salt and rub in.
  6. Place the pork on top of the sliced onion.
  7. Cover the roasting dish tightly with foil, try to make a dome shape so it does to stick to the pork.
  8. Place in the oven and cook for 2 and a half hours.
  9. Raise the temperature of the oven to 220c.
  10. Remove the foil and cook for a further 20-30 mins to crisp up the crackling.
Recipe by The Eating Tree at