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Pork meals & Easy pork recipes for dinner

Tasty pork recipes, easy pork recipes for dinner and pork meals, from wok dishes to curries, roasts to chops, fillets to ribs and stir frys to salads.

Cooking delicious pork is simple, and contrary to common belief, it is perfectly ok to serve your pork with the exception of mince & sausages, with a hint of pink – just like beef or lamb.
In fact, cooking your pork this way will keep the meat succulent and tender.
Full of flavour and inexpensive, pork is the underrated, jack-of-all-meats that works in all kinds of dishes.

If it’s pork that you are cooking, then you are certainly at the right place! The hardest part will be selecting just one recipe.

Page Contents
  1. How To Roast Pork Perfectly
  2. Best Roast Pork Cuts & Cooking Times
  3. All Pork Recipes

How To Roast Pork Perfectly

  1. Remove your roast from the packaging and pat dry with paper towel.
    It is important to get the rind as dry as possible before the cooking process.
  2. With a small sharp knife, deeply score the rind at 1cm intervals, being careful to not cut into the meat.
    If time allows, leave the scored roast uncovered in the fridge for 1 hour, or ideally overnight.
    This process further dries the rind and aids the crackling process.
  3. When you’re ready to cook, put your pork on a wire rack in the sink and pour a jug of boiling water over the rind.
    Pat dry thoroughly with paper towel.
  4. Rub the roast with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and half a tablespoon of salt (more if you like salty crackling), making sure the oil and salt penetrate the scores.
  5. Place the roast on a wire rack inside a baking tray and cook at 240°C (max 250°C conventional) until the rind crackles, up to 50 minutes. If the roast is over 2kg, take 10 minutes off this initial crackling time.
  6. Turn the oven down to 180°C and cook for 30-35 minutes per kg, depending on how well you like your roast cooked.
  7. Once cooked, let the roast rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

    Note: to achieve great crackling, getting the oven temperature correct is critical.
    We recommend the use of an “oven thermometer” to verify that the stated oven temperature is accurate.

Best Roast Pork Cuts & Cooking Times

For a pork roast, it is best to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat – but this is not essential.

  • Loin
    Oven temp ➞ 160°C
    Cook time ➞ 35-45 minutes per 500g of pork
    Internal meat temp ➞ 71°C
  • Whole fillet
    Oven temp ➞ 170°C
    Cook time ➞ 25-30 minutes per 500g of pork
    Internal meat temp ➞ 71°C
  • Scotch fillet
    Oven temp ➞ 170°C
    Cook time ➞ 25-30 minutes per 500g of pork
    Internal meat temp ➞ 71°C
  • Shoulder
    Oven temp ➞ 160°C
    Cook time ➞ 35-40 minutes per 500g of pork
    Internal meat temp ➞ 71°C
  • Leg
    Oven temp ➞ 170°C
    Cook time ➞ 30-35 minutes per 500g of pork
    Internal meat temp ➞ 71°C
  • Rolled Leg
    Oven temp ➞ 170°C
    Cook time ➞ 25-35 minutes per 500g of pork
    Internal meat temp ➞ 71°C

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