Delicious recipe of paprika spiced pork belly. A great way to feed your friends or family when you are on a budget!

  • Ingredients


  • 1.5kg. pork belly in one piece, rind on, well scored
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh corriander
  • 1 red chilli chopped
  • Salt and black pepper

      Cooking time

  •  2 hours


  • 6 person
To Cook
Set the oven 180ºC (350Fº) Gas Mark 4.
Place the pork on a rack over a deep roasting tin, then pour half 
a kettle of boiling water over the rind, discard the water, dry off the pork with kitchen paper, this will help to give you really crisp crackling.
Mix the smoked paprika and salt together. Spread it over the rind and meat. Place the pork back on the rack over the roasting tin and place in the hot oven for 2 hours approx. If you are barbecuing, finish on the hot barbecue for the last half hour.
To make the dressing - heat the olive oil, add the garlic and allow the garlic to just turn golden – no more, tip the oil and garlic into the processor. Add the smoked paprika, scallions, coriander, chilli and whiz for a minute, taste for seasoning.
Serving Suggestions
Serve the pork in thick slices with a spoonful of the dressing. Very good with potato wedges cooked in the oven with the pork, season the wedges with sprinkling of smoked paprika and salt - delicious
Nutritional Analysis per Serving
Protein: 51g 
Fat: 50g 
Iron: 1.3mg 
Energy: 658kcal