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Pork Belly With Perfect Crackling

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Ingredients
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Fennel seeds 2 Teaspoon
  Thick end pork belly piece 2 Kilogram (unrolled)
Directions

Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas 7.
With a pestle and mortar, bash the spice seeds lightly until they are just cracked.
If the pork skin isn't already scored, do it yourself with a sharp knife.
Rub salt, pepper and a bit more than half the cracked seeds onto the skin, working them into the scores.
Scatter the remaining cracked seeds into a large1 roasting tin; put the meat on top and roast for 30 minutes, then turn down the temperature to 180°C/gas 4 and cook for about 1 hour 30 minutes more - until the juices run clear when the meat is pierced with a skewer and the skin has crackled to a gorgeous golden brown.
If the crackling looks pale, turn the heat back up high and keep checking until it is done.
Leave to rest in a warm place, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
Remove the crackling from the pork before carving.
Cut the joint into thick slices and break the crackling into pieces.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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