Perfect Roast Pork
Roast pork and crackling − a decadent favourite. We have the perfect tips to make it crackle every time.
- 101% New Zealand Pork Shoulder Roast, 2kg piece, bone in
- 1Tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 tsp salt
- 2Tbsp flour
- 1 ½cups stock or water
- 700g bag Wattie’s Rosemary & Garlic Potato Roasters
Step 1Dry skin of the 100% New Zealand Pork Shoulder Roast. Make sure the skin has thin deep scores right through. Drizzle the oil over and rub into skin. Sprinkle salt over the skin and rub in. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Step 2Preheat oven to 210°C. Place pork on a rack over a roasting dish and put in oven. Roast for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 150°C and continue cooking for 45 minutes per 500g. To check pork is cooked, pierce the thickest part with a knife: if the juices run clear, the pork is cooked. Alternatively, pork is cooked when the thermometer shows 71°C.
Step 3Remove pork from the oven and set aside to rest. Tip pan juices into bowl. For super-crispy crackling, remove the crackling from pork and place back on the rack. Increase the oven temperature to 190°C for 10 minutes.
Step 4To make gravy: Measure 3 tablespoons of the pan juices into a small saucepan. Add flour and cook, stirring, until the flour turns a nut brown. Slowly add stock or water and stir continuously, until the gravy thickens and boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Season to taste.
Step 5Slice pork. Serve with Wattie’s Rosemary & Garlic Potato Roasters, seasonal vegetables, gravy and apple sauce.