Shane Cortese's Outrageously Beautiful Pork Loin Roast


Preparation: 20-30minsCooking time: 60mins Serves: 2
Recipe and image compliments of Selaks 

Skill Level: Simple - everyone in the family can join in.

This is my easy recipe for Sunday roasting. Roasting for the family should be quick and easy so you can spend better quality time with them (Shane Cortese).


  • 2 big 100% NZ pork loin chops
  • 1 large kumara
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 bag of baby carrots
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh thyme
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pear
  • 1 Tbsp honey soy marinade


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cut up kumara, red pepper, green pepper, parsnip red onion, and beetroot into bite size pieces and put them into a plastic bag; then toss in the Balsamic vinegar and shake them all up. Throw them into a roasting dish.
  3. Place the two pork chops in the roasting dish and cover with good quality virgin oil.
  4. Chop the pear into four quarters and put two of the quarters on top of the chops (eat the other two as a snack). This softens nicely and you can spread it with a knife later and it's an alternative to the usual apple sauce.
  5. Take about half a metre of tin foil and fold it in half. Then roll the four edges towards the middle by about an inch. Place the baby carrots in the middle of the foil with the cinnamon stick and the soy marinade. Then fold the tin foil so it makes a neat little parcel.
  6. Put everything in the oven for one hour. Simple aye?
  7. When you serve, open the carrots on the table because the steam is a very cool talking point. 
  8. Beautiful, so easy it's outrageous!