Special Occasion

Roasted Leg of Pork

A classic, tender New Zealand pork roast for a great family treat.

Easy
6
10 mins prep
2 hours cook

2kg joint New Zealand pork from the leg, rind scored and well dried

1 teaspoon flaky salt

4 onions, peeled and halved

1 bay leaf

4 sprigs thyme

1 cup well flavoured vegetable stock

½ cup apple cider

To serve

Roasted potatoes

Steamed green vegetables

Ingredients

2kg joint New Zealand pork from the leg, rind scored and well dried

1 teaspoon flaky salt

4 onions, peeled and halved

1 bay leaf

4 sprigs thyme

1 cup well flavoured vegetable stock

½ cup apple cider

To serve

Roasted potatoes

Steamed green vegetables

Nutrition

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01
Season the pork

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Rub pork rind with a little oil then rub in 1 teaspoon flaky salt. Season pork with freshly ground black pepper.

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02
Roast

Place the onions in a roasting dish and sit the pork leg on top. Scatter around the herbs, pour in 2 cups water and place in the oven. Roast for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and baste the pork meat only.

Lower the oven temperature to 180°C. Pour a little stock over the pork meat and return to the oven and roast for 1 ½ hours, basting the pork meat every 30 minutes and adding a little stock each time.  Turn oven off.

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03
Remove pork from the oven

Place on a warmed platter and return to the turned-off oven.  Pour the juices from the roasting dish into a heatproof jug and allow to settle so you can spoon off the fat.

Place roasting dish over medium heat and pour in the cider. Scrape well to collect all the lovely sticky bits in the dish and add the cooking juices. Bring up to the boil, then pour into a warmed serving jug.

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To serve

Carve pork into slices across the grain and serve with the gravy, roast potatoes and steamed green vegetables.

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Tip

Adding in a little stock during roasting will give you a great pork gravy.

Test if pork is cooked by inserting a fine skewer in the thickest part of the roast. The meat juices should run clear.

For easy carving, carve off the crackling in a single piece and divide it up.

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Special Occasion

Roasted Leg of Pork

A classic, tender New Zealand pork roast for a great family treat.

10 mins prep | 2 hours cook
Easy
6

2kg joint New Zealand pork from the leg, rind scored and well dried

1 teaspoon flaky salt

4 onions, peeled and halved

1 bay leaf

4 sprigs thyme

1 cup well flavoured vegetable stock

½ cup apple cider

To serve

Roasted potatoes

Steamed green vegetables

01
Season the pork

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Rub pork rind with a little oil then rub in 1 teaspoon flaky salt. Season pork with freshly ground black pepper.

02
Roast

Place the onions in a roasting dish and sit the pork leg on top. Scatter around the herbs, pour in 2 cups water and place in the oven. Roast for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and baste the pork meat only.

Lower the oven temperature to 180°C. Pour a little stock over the pork meat and return to the oven and roast for 1 ½ hours, basting the pork meat every 30 minutes and adding a little stock each time.  Turn oven off.

03
Remove pork from the oven

Place on a warmed platter and return to the turned-off oven.  Pour the juices from the roasting dish into a heatproof jug and allow to settle so you can spoon off the fat.

Place roasting dish over medium heat and pour in the cider. Scrape well to collect all the lovely sticky bits in the dish and add the cooking juices. Bring up to the boil, then pour into a warmed serving jug.

04
To serve

Carve pork into slices across the grain and serve with the gravy, roast potatoes and steamed green vegetables.

05
Tip

Adding in a little stock during roasting will give you a great pork gravy.

Test if pork is cooked by inserting a fine skewer in the thickest part of the roast. The meat juices should run clear.

For easy carving, carve off the crackling in a single piece and divide it up.