Paprika Spiced Pork Belly

Bord Bia logo

facebook logo Twitter logo YouTube logo LinkedIn logo

  Paprika Spiced Pork Belly

 This is a good way to feed your friends when you are on a budget! 

Paprika Spiced Pork Belly

Serves 6 


  • 1½ kg. pork belly in one piece, rind on, well scored
  • 1 tablesp. smoked paprika
  • 1 teasp. salt


  • 4 tablesp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 teasp. smoked paprika
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablesp. fresh coriander
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Set the oven 180ºC (350Fº) Gas Mark 4.

Place the pork on a rack in a roasting tin. Mix the smoked paprika and salt together. Spread it over the rind and meat. Place the pork in the hot oven for 2 hours approximately. 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 a sprinkling of smoked paprika and salt - delicious

Nutritional Analysis per Serving

Protein: 51g 

Fat: 50g 

Iron: 1.3mg 

Energy: 658kcal