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How To: Roast Organic Pork Belly On The Bone

There's no better way to round off a busy week than with a little indulgence - follow our simple steps to create the perfect roast pork with the most mouth-watering crackling. Slow and steady wins the race with this one.

How To: Roast Organic Pork Belly On The Bone

There's no better way to round off a busy week than with a little indulgence - follow our simple steps to create the perfect roast pork with the most mouth-watering crackling. Slow and steady wins the race with this one.

  • Serves: 3
  • Prepare: 5 Minutes
  • Cook: 3 Hours 45 Minutes
  • Difficulty: easy

WHO ARE COOMBE FARM ORGANIC?​

We are an organic farm in Somerset producing award-winning pork, beef, lamb and chicken. Farming organically means that we never use chemicals on our fields and rely instead on natural methods that are kinder to nature. Organic farms are home to 30% more species of wildlife and 50% more pollinators as a result.

WHAT IS ORGANIC PORK?​

We rear organic pigs that are a cross of traditional, native breeds. Reared outdoors, they have plenty of space to express their natural instincts - they love to wallow, rootle and forage in the grass for bugs. Growing our animals slowly ensures their meat has great flavour and texture, balanced by just the right amount of fat.  

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / gas 4
  2. The pork belly will already be scored so simply season as you'd like with salt and pepper, add the oil and pop in the oven
  3. Sizzle for about 30 minutes until you can see the skin fizzing and the fat starting to render
  4. Turn the oven down to a lower heat and leave it in there for 2-3 hours
  5. Before you take it out, put the heat back up for a final 15 minutes to give the crackling a chance to get really crisp
  6. Remove from the oven and slice off the crackling and pop under the grill on a low heat, this will ensure it stays nice and crispy
  7. Wrap the rest of the joint in foil and allow to rest for 20 minutes
  8. Slice generously and serve with your favourite vegetables, not forgetting apple sauce
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WHO ARE COOMBE FARM ORGANIC?​

We are an organic farm in Somerset producing award-winning pork, beef, lamb and chicken. Farming organically means that we never use chemicals on our fields and rely instead on natural methods that are kinder to nature. Organic farms are home to 30% more species of wildlife and 50% more pollinators as a result.

WHAT IS ORGANIC PORK?​

We rear organic pigs that are a cross of traditional, native breeds. Reared outdoors, they have plenty of space to express their natural instincts - they love to wallow, rootle and forage in the grass for bugs. Growing our animals slowly ensures their meat has great flavour and texture, balanced by just the right amount of fat.  

Frequently asked questions

  • Meat from butchers can be anything from farm assured meat through to the highest standard of meat, organic, with many other systems of rearing animals in between, such as outdoor reared, grass fed and free range. At Coombe Farm Organic all our meat is organic and butchered here on the farm. We approach butchery with a whole-carcass perspective. That means when our butchers start working, their intention is always to make the most of the carcass, from head to hoof. We don't believe in wasting anything, so they have to be sure that the cuts they produce make the best use of the animal and are what people want to buy.
  • When choosing any meat to purchase, it is worth carrying out some research. There are a number of studies that suggest organic pork is a healthier option – higher in Omega 3, Amino Acids and Healthy Fats. There are also several other reasons why choosing organic pork is a good idea. They range from the contribution of organic pork to climate change, animal welfare and the use of pesticides and medicines used in the farming of conventional pork animals having a detrimental effect on our health.

  • Pigs cannot survive only on grass, they also need some grain in their diet, this is why you will not find ‘grass fed pork’ on meat packaging, unlike beef which can survive on grass alone. At Coombe Farm Organic our pigs are raised on a diet of grass, hay and concentrated food that helps them grow at the rate nature intended.

  • Organic pork comes from organic pigs that have been reared in accordance to high welfare standards, we there are raised a nature intended, they live active lives outdoors, foraging and exercising freely. Our pigs are slow grown unlike intensive farming, this gives their muscles deep colour and robust flavour.