Well hello Sunday, nice to see you again! Sun really is the operative word today, it is beaming down on us, bringing welcome patches of heat to an otherwise chilly day. I say this as if I have been outside basking in it but truthfully I bailed from the dog walk citing cleaning as my excuse (good get out clause) and have been enjoying the Sun from the vantage point of my front room; complete with slippers and green tea. The boys had lots of fun though, Sid came home with a waggy tail and muddy face having met up with the latest addition to my Mothers clan Cuthbert, a very cute Parsons Jack Russell. So, with a relatively clean house and a pair of pooped out pooches I thought it was time to fire up the laptop and round up my weekend with another Sunday inspired roast post.
My recipe today is something I rarely do – Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling. Normally when I am getting my roast on, I like to cut loose and go with whatever herbs I am in the mood for but this was a really nice looking bit of pork which I had managed to nab at half the price so I felt I had a duty to go by the book.
I wanted to use a classic recipe so I could experience pork in it’s traditional form, so I settled on a recipe from Scottish meat suppliers trading since 1974 Donald Russell. I was really surprised to see Caraway in the ingredients, I think I have only ever used caraway in curries so I felt pretty excited to give this a go.
The process of cooking this was nice and easy, no basting required just simply bunging it in the oven then finishing the crackling under the grill. I followed the recipe almost to the letter and it was perfection, we all loved the flavour of the caraway and the pork disappeared from our plates in record time so I definitely recommend it! Let me know if you give this a go, or if you have any recommendations for a good spice blend that I should try out.