Pork Belly

What is pork belly?

Pork belly needs little introduction. Often considered the tastiest of all pork cuts, the belly is used to make streaky bacon, pancetta and is typically added to sausages for extra flavour. It’s sourced from the underside of the pig, naturally, and is the meat that runs alongside the stomach, rather than the stomach itself.

Pork belly contains generous layers of fat running alongside the meat, giving it unrivalled flavour and succulence. So, if you fancy serving up a treat for the family, here’s a little insight into how to cook pork belly.

How to cook pork belly

Pork belly is best roasted in the oven. The resulting dish is pretty much perfect. Roasting allows the fat to render down to a melt in the mouth texture, and the fat also filters through the meat adding extra succulence. And for the icing on the cake, roasting in the oven is the best way to get delicious crackling.

Like a good cut of beef, pork belly benefits from a short period of resting before serving. Pair the pork with classic flavours such as apple and serve with seasonal vegetables.

How long does it take to cook pork belly? As a rough guideline, oven roasted pork belly takes around 1.5 hours.

Delicious pork belly recipes

We have some mouth-watering pork belly recipes for you to try out at home. With help from one of Scotland’s culinary maestros, Nick Nairn, we have pulled together some fantastic dishes using our very own fresh pork belly. Try your hand at his inspired Sticky Pork Belly recipe and wow family friends with a brilliant twist on Sunday roast dinner!

Pork belly from Campbells

If you’ve ever wondered where to buy pork belly, you’ve come to the right place. You can buy pork belly online with us! Our finely scored Scotch pork belly comes highly recommended and is sourced from Quality Meat Scotland certified Farm Assured farms in Ayrshire.

We have a selection of pork belly cuts available, with a typical 2lb joint being ideal for 4 people. So, what are you waiting, buy pork belly online at Campbells Meat and see what all the fuss is about!