Asian Red Belly Pork


  • 1 tbsp ground star anise
  • 1/2 cup sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1kg 100% NZ pork belly
  • 2 tbsp hoison sauce
  • 1 tsp red food colouring


  1. Place the star anise, sweet chilli sauce, chilli flakes and soy sauce together in a plastic bag. Add the pork and marinate overnight.
  2. Remove pork from marinade and place on a rack in a baking dish.
  3. Place in an oven preheated to 170°C for about 30 minutes.
  4. Mix the hoison sauce and red colouring together and brush over pork.
  5. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until cooked.

Serving suggestion

Serve with steamed rice and Asian green vegetables such as Bok Choy.

Serves 6-8

Recipe kindly provided by NZ Pork.

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