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Sunday 15 May 2016

Roast Pork : Such A Classic Sunday Dish

Yes, Sunday once more and many families may be sitting down eating a family Sunday Dinner. Will you have beef, or lamb or chicken or perhaps pork? Some families may enjoy a Roast on another day of the week - a mid-week roast can be most welcome!

However, if you should be looking for an ideal Classic Roast, then this lovely pork recipe may be just what you are looking for...

Classic roast pork, follow this easy roast pork recipe for crispy crackling and a juicy gravy to complete your Sunday (or any day) lunch


Serves Four + left overs
2.5 kg joint pork shoulder with crackling, skin scored
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp plain flour
400 ml medium cider
Pinch of caster sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas 5. Carefully wipe the skin of the pork dry, using kitchen paper, and rub the salt into the scored skin.
2. Weigh the joint and calculate the cooking time allowing 30 minutes per 500g, plus an extra 30 minutes. Set the joint on a rack over a roasting tin put in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 170°C, fan 150°C, gas 3, and continue cooking for the remaining calculated roasting time. Once cooked, remove from the oven and let rest for at least 15 minutes, covered in foil to keep warm.
3. While the pork is resting, make the gravy. Spoon any excess fat out of the roasting tin then place it on the hob. Sprinkle over the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the cider or vegetable stock and sugar, and bring to the boil, stirring and scraping all the delicious meaty residues from the bottom of the tin. Let the liquid bubble for a minute or so, then strain and serve with the pork – remove the crackling first to make carving easier.

Cook’s tip: moisture is the enemy of crunchy crackling, so keep the skin completely dry. Resist the temptation to oil the skin first – simply rub in a teaspoon of coarse salt – and don’t baste it during roasting

Each serving provides:
2.2g carbohydrate 0.1g fibre 60.6g protein

You can see original recipe idea here

Now I wonder what your choice of vegetables may be to accompany this lovely roast? 

How about some broccoli? 

or cauliflower cheese

or green beans

or buttery mashed swede

Of course you may prefer a different choice?

All the best Jan


Nikki (Sarah) said...

great recipes. Hope you guys have an amazing day out there. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely dish a favourite at our place, may have some apple sauce as well.


Jo said...

That pork looks delicious with all that crispy crackling. I must admit that I do oil the skin as well as rubbing in salt and it always comes out crispy, I find it hit and miss if I don't use the oil.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, these are all great dishes for a Sunday meal. I remember my Mom always fixing the Roast Pork, I will have to give it a try soon. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Dewena said...

Cauliflower cheese seems made for this yummy dish! My mother used to make both but not on a Sunday. For some reason Sunday dinner alternated between friend chicken with all the fixings and roast beef with all the sides. After getting 4 daughters ready for church and then herself. How did she do it? I'd be 4 p.m. putting those dinners on the table but she always had it ready within an hour after we returned home from services.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Jan,

Sunday night here is normally roast night for us and last night it was roast chicken, which was good.
Have just made a pot of stock with the carcass.
Your roast pork looks delicious and you can't beat that with crackling and all the vegetables.
Happy new week

sage said...

that looks good!

Lowcarb team member said...

Nikki (Sarah)
Glad you like the recipes ...

Yes, apple sauce is quite often served with Pork - many would agree with your choice!

Glad to hear your crackling comes out nice and crispy. Isn't Roast Pork a great dish!

Hope you may enjoy a nice plate of Roast Pork soon ...

Cauliflower cheese is a favourite with us...
Yes, looking back my dear mum would always have our Sunday Roast on the table at about 12.30pm. Complete with some lovely vegetables and a home made fruit pie or fruit crumble for dessert!

Yes Roast Pork with crackling is a good dish but ...your "roast chicken" and you've also "made a pot of stock with the carcass" sounds great to me.

"that looks good!" ... and it is good, and pork is a very reasonably priced dish too, which makes it even more of a winner!

Thanks everyone for your comments - hope your week has started well

All the best Jan

Debbie said...

great stuff, awesome ideas!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

You just can't beat Pork for a nice Roast Dinner, although of course chicken, lamb, beef are good too!!!LOL!

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Red Rose Alley said...

I think roasted pork is one of my favorite dishes, Jan. And this cheese broccoli goes just right with it, Yummy.

Thank you for the Birthday wishes today. I appreciate it very much.


Red Rose Alley said...

oh, it was cauliflower cheese, my mistake. How interesting. I'll have to make that some time. :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for both your comments here ...
Cauliflower cheese, or Broccoli cheese, is a very enjoyable dish and I think you could serve either with Roast Pork.

Glad you have seen my birthday wishes to you.
Enjoy the week ahead

All the best Jan