sunshine coast tuscan roast pork belly caloundra


  • 5kg piece boneless pork belly (skin on)
  • 2 rosemary sprigs, leaves picked
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups (500ml) dry white wine
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 cups (500ml) Campbell’s Real Stock Chicken
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) dry Marsala
  • Green beans and lemon wedges, to serve

Step 1
Score the pork skin and fat in a criss-cross pattern, without cutting into the meat or ask your friendly Butcher to do this for you. Place pork on a rack in the sink and pour over a kettle of boiling water (this will result in crisp crackling). Dry well. Crush rosemary, fennel, zest and garlic in a mortar and pestle to a coarse paste. Stir in oil, then rub paste into pork skin. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 2
Preheat oven to 220°C. Place pork in a roasting pan and pour over wine. Rub 2 tablespoons sea salt into skin, then roast for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 160°C and return to oven for 1 hour. Scatter onions in pan and roast for a further 1 hour until skin is crisp and juices run clear.

Step 3
Remove onion and pork from pan and cover loosely with foil. Rest for 15 minutes.

Step 4
Meanwhile, discard all but 2 tablespoons fat from pan, retaining any juices. Place pan over medium heat and stir in flour. Cook for 1 minute, then whisk in stock and Marsala until smooth. Strain. Keep warm.

Step 5
Thickly slice pork and serve with the green beans, lemon and gravy.


For all your Pork needs, come see us at Pinnell’s Gourmet Meats at Caloundra Shopping Village, Shop 12B, 1 Ormuz Ave, Caloundra.

To order your pork, call us on 5491 3552.