Passion for Pork

Pork Belly Confit Spot Prawns with 5 Spice

Mijune - Monday, May 19, 2014

Pork Belly Spot Prawns 1

It’s Spot Prawn season and my friend came up with this recipe. It’s not based off of anything and it was just a regular dinner at home, but I liked it. It was simple, approachable, easy and affordable. Well, Spot Prawns are pricey this year at about $21/lb, but they’re hard to resist.

Spot Prawns are delicious any way you cook them and this recipe isn’t a “bacon makes everything better”, it’s just a good recipe. The pork belly gives it a richer flavour and it’s a nice surf and turf dish for any day of the week.

Pork Belly Confit Spot Prawns with 5 Spice


  • 1lb live spot prawns rinsed
  • extra virgin olive oil to fill shallow pan
  • 1/2lb pork belly sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • cilantro
5 Spice Seasoning Salt
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp fennel
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • dash of cayenne


1. Toast all the ingredients of the seasoning salt in a pan on low heat for 2-3