Come Dine With Me Australia

Trudi’s main recipe from Come Dine With Me Australia, series 1.


  • 1.5kg thick end of Pork Belly, bones removed

  • 2 tblsp vegetable oil,

  • 3 tblsp salt flakes

  • 2-3 cups water

  • 4 tblsp honey

  • 2 star anise

  • 2 tblsp coriander seeds cracked

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic bruised

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Sea Salt

  • Bulb Garlic

  • 1kg Baby Potatoes.

  • 2 bunches Asparagus

  • 150g snow peas

  • 50g baby rocket

  • 50g spinach leaves

  • 1/2 cup toasted flaked almonds,

  • 1 tblsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 teasp honey

  • 3 tblsp Extra Virgin olive oil

  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • Pork Belly:

  • 1.

    Heat oven to 160°C fan forced

  • 2.

    Score Pork Belly skin with a sharp knife and massage with oil and salt. Put pork on an oven roasting tray rack over water and slow roast for 2.5 hours, basting occasionally.

  • 3.

    Once cooked, remove from oven and cover with foil to rest. Save pan juices.

  • 4.

    Put honey, star anise, coriander seeds, bay leaves and garlic in a saucepan. Simmer over high heat so flavours infuse. Add pan juices and simmer for several minutes until thickened. Sauce can be spooned over cut pork or put in a jug to serve.

  • Potatoes:

  • 1.

    Put baby potatoes, garlic bulb (cloves separated and skin on), lots of olive oil and sea salt in a large baking tray and put into 180°C fan forced oven

  • 2.

    Cook for 45 mins or until potatoes are cooked through. These can be served hot or cold.

  • Salad:

  • 1.

    Shake mustard, honey, oil and lemon juice in a small jar and put aside.

  • 2.

    Boil salted water and blanch asparagus until spears turn emerald green. Rinse under cold water. Repeat with snow peas.

  • 3.

    Roast flaked almonds.

  • 4.

    When serving, arrange washed rocket, spinach, asparagus, snow peas and almonds on a serving platter and drizzle with dressing.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 2665kj
  • Fat Total 240g
  • Saturated Fat 77g
  • Protein 49g
  • Carbohydrate 82g
  • Sugar 25g
  • Sodium 2428mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Penne4Report
This looks fabulous I cant wait to try it out.
Posted by LarissaReport
So easy and best pork we have made in ages!! Thanks Trudi