Recipe For Herb Crusted Pork Belly

I just loved the idea of The Secret Recipe Club when I saw it and I have joined up. Each blogger is assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from. As it’s a secret, all posts are published at the same time from each group of bloggers. I was given Jennifer Sikora’s blog For Such A Time As This as my secret blog. Jennifer has been blogging since 2007. She is a baker, loves to shop and is a dog mom – sounds like we have a few things in common. I chose Jennifer’s recipe for Herb Crusted Pork Loin as the dish I would prepare. Below you will find my adaption of the recipe. This was made necessary as I could not find untrimmed pork loin and so bought a pork belly roast to cook. As the weight of my roast was exactly half that of the one given my Jennifer I halved her rub. You could smell the garlic cooking, and the meat tasted great. What a great way to try something new!

Herb Crusted Pork Belly
Herb Crusted Belly Pork

Herb Crusted Pork Belly
 
Recipe adapted from Jennifer Sikora
Ingredients
  • 1kg pork belly roast
  • 7.5mls salt flakes
  • 15mls olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2.5mls dried thyme
  • 2.5mls dried basil
  • 2.5mls dried rosemary
Method
  1. take the roast out of the fridge at allow to dry on a rack for at least 2 hours
  2. preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  3. pat the pork dry
  4. combine the salt, oil, garlic and herbs in a bowl
  5. massage the mixture onto the pork with your fingers, ensuring you cover the meat and the fat
  6. place the pork on a rack in a roasting pan
  7. roast for 30 minutes per 500g of meat, plus an additional 25 minutes
  8. allow to rest for 10 minutes – we did this under the grill to crisp up the fat to make crackling

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49 thoughts on “Recipe For Herb Crusted Pork Belly

  1. Yum! Looks great! SCR is turning out to be lots of fun — so many new recipes to try!

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    1. thanks, it is a great way to meet new bloggers 🙂

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  2. This looks great! I’m always looking for new pork recipes so thanks for sharing!

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    1. thanks, and thanks for visiting 🙂

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  3. This looks so yummy! Great pick for the SRC!!

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    1. thanks so much Andrea 🙂

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  4. I’ve never had pork belly before. Looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much, it is my favourite cut of pork to roast 🙂

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  5. Wow! I could not even guess about it)) Not bad.

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  6. Looks amazing!

    Thanks again for being a part of SRC and being a part of my first group, I enjoyed being your host! Now, I get to visit everyone’s blog, THIS IS THE FUN PART!

    If you haven’t already, come check out my Secret Recipe Club Post: Cucumber Salad http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/cucumber-salad-secret-recipe-club.html

    or my second post for the SRC Raspberry and Nutella Pizza
    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/08/raspberry-nutella-pizza-secret-recipe.html

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    1. thanks so much Tina – I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to next month 🙂

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  7. This looks amazing!

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    1. thanks JamieAnne – and it was easy to do 🙂

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  8. Mmm pork belly… the best meat ever! I bet this was delicious!

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    1. it really was! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  9. What a wonderful idea: The Secret Recipe Club…you find so many new and exciting link up ideas …and this one sounds like alot of fun. Your recipe turned out wonderful!

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    1. thanks Yvette – it is a great idea!

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  10. How intriguing ; -)
    Looks and sounds delicious!

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    1. it was great fun and the added bonus was the meal was great!

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  11. Tandy, yum!! We’ve found a place to buy really good free-range pork loin roasts, and this sounds like the perfect way to cook them! Thank you! 🙂

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    1. please let me know if you try this 🙂

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  12. Yum! This looks great, love a good pork roast!

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    1. thank you Rachel 🙂

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  13. Tandy, this pork belly looks delicious with all the herbs and garlic…what a nice feast!
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

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    1. Thanks Juliana – it was a great meal. Have a super week 🙂

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  14. So, So, So yummy!
    I adore herb crusted pork! I have a hard time finding pork roasts and bellies around here.

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    1. thanks so much Rachel – we get very few cuts of meat where I live, but thankfully belly roasts are one of them 🙂

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  15. What a cool idea. Looks so crisp and delicious too Tands

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    1. thanks Ishay – it is a great idea 🙂

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  16. Wow,Tandy – this looks delicious!!! I love this idea of the secret recipe!!! Wonderful!

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    1. Hope you join in for next month!

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  17. Love pork at the moment, maybe it is because lambs is so expensive. Love the herby crust!

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    1. this herby crust was really awesome! Lamb has got very expensive indeed 🙂

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  18. Oh, I have pizza on the menu for tonight, but after seeing this roast my plans are changing! What a great combination of spices.

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    1. they really worked well! Thanks for the visit 🙂

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  19. I’ve never roasted a pork belly before – yours looks excellent. It must’ve tasted great. I like how you crisped the outside on the grill as well.

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    1. The crispy skin makes all the difference! thanks for the visit 🙂

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  20. I have pork belly in my freezer and have been debating what to do with it…now I know. If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A” ~ SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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    1. HI Lisa, for sure I will check out your blog post! Please give this recipe a try as it was really tasty 🙂 Thanks for the visit!

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  21. Clubs, secrets and recipes…sounds like a grown up Enid Blyton story – how fabulous! We can get loin of pork here easily so this one is going on my “to do” list. But don´t tell anyone ´cos it´s a secret 🙂

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    1. Please let me know how it works out! Have a super day 🙂

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  22. The secret recipe club sounds like fun and you definitely chose a winner to try out. Great photo Tandy.
    Have a happy afternoon.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thanks so much Mandy 🙂

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  23. Looks great! I’ve done much similar with Joostenberg’s deboned pork shoulder, Christophe de Hosse’s favorite cut. The bellies I buy, Goes to making Rick Stein’s chinese five-spice rubbed roast belly, with pak choi

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    1. I love the idea of the Chinese five spice powder – we should go to Joostenberg more often 🙂

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  24. YUMMY!!! I’m hungry………must go check out this secret society 🙂 xx

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    1. hope you join in!

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