Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling


Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling

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 Roast Pork Shoulder with Cracklingthe 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.

Dora 🙂

 

Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling

 

 

Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling
Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling
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A lovely classic recipe for Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling.
Servings Prep Time
4-5 People 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
4-5 People 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 Hours
Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling
Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling
Print Recipe
A lovely classic recipe for Roast Pork Shoulder with Crackling.
Servings Prep Time
4-5 People 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
4-5 People 20 minutes
Cook Time
2 Hours
Ingredients
  • 1 kg Pork shoulder with crackling
  • 5 g Caraway seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 200 ml Water
Instructions
  1. Allow the meat to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 220°c. Chop the caraway seeds and garlic together then mix in with the oil. (The recipe recommends Sunflower oil but I used Flaxseed oil, you can use whatever you are used to.) Rub the mixture evenly into the meat, then coat with salt and pepper. (Be generous with the pepper.) Place in a roasting tin in the middle of the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
  2. Reduce the temperature to 180°c, and add the water. If you want to cook your potatoes and veggies in with your pork, now is the time to add them. (I cooked mine separate and added them in with the pork for the last 15 minutes due to my old roasting tin which has lost its non stick coating but remains in use for sentimental reasons.) Roast for a further 70-80 minutes, after this time remove the roast from the oven, cover with foil and leave to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  3. While resting pre-heat the grill to a medium-high temperature. Once the grill is hot, place the whole roast under the grill and allow the crackling to crisp up.
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