Sage-Roasted Pork Belly

Sage-Roasted Pork Belly

Sage-Roasted Pork BellyI am cooking in a real kitchen with real food that I eat for lunch everyday…

Sometimes my food looks horrible….

..and sometimes, it looks a lot more horrible than horrible.

Does this roasted pork belly look horrible to you?

I think it does, too…

But when I think about the aroma of garlic and sage….

the crispy skin….

and the brown butter sauce….

..then, it’s not so horrible anymore…

pork belly fat is comforting…hee.

I am now having a loveaffair with Sage….

Don’t get jealous peanutbutter, it’ll end as soon as I’m done cooking the rest of it the in the fridge….

Sage Roasted Pork Belly

{recipe adapted from Seasons by Donna Hay cookbook}


7 cloves garlic, chopped
500-750 kg pork belly,whole
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp salt
a bunch of sage


  • Preheat oven to 160°C .
  • Arrange the garlic over the base of a baking pan.
  • Rub the olive oil all over the pork belly and rub the salt into the skin. Place skin-side down on top of the garlic and cook for 2 hours.
  • Increase the heat to 180°C . Turn over the pork.
  •  Add the sage and cook for a further 30 minutes or until the skin is golden and crunchy.

I made a brown butter and sage sauce too. You know how I love sauce in everything!


3 tbsp butter
8 sage leaves
pinch of salt

  • Just place the butter,salt and sage in a saucepan over low heat and allow the butter to simmer until a golden brown colour. It’s a great dipping sauce for this roasted pork belly.


BTW, I just want to thank Season with Spice for featuring my Homemade Pumpkin Spice  in their site.

Season with Spice has inspired me to use a lot more herbs and spices in my cooking.

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10 Responses

  1. well for me it does not look horrible for i want my roast well done, the pork skin looks very crispy, and you are right with sage, i also use that herb in my cooking, i would suggest try rosemary when you cook roasted lamb chops sis 🙂 Ykaie will love it surely 🙂

  2. I think your sage roasted pork belly looks delicious! My husband had pork belly recently in a very special restaurant, and it looked very similar to yours! Thank you for sharing a fantastic, frugal, homemade recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop. 

  3. Mmmm…I’m with you on the sage, it’s so affair-worthy 😉 I think the pork belly looks pretty fabulous. It definitely made my mouth start to water.

  4. I think that your Pork Belly looks yummy! I still have lots of fresh sage in my garden to try this recipe, it will be so good. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

  5. I dont mind if the food looks horrible, I am after for the taste.  Ive seen a lot of ugly looking dishes in Malaysia but they are so delicious, so dont be fooled 🙂

  6. Your horrible still looks good, what with that gleaming belly fat and glistening porcine skin… Just looking at that golden crispy skin makes me hear the thundering crunch as I imagine eating it with gusto! 🙂

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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