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Whether it’s pork shoulder, pork leg, a ham or gammon joint, or any other form of pork joint, this page will tell you how to roast pork perfectly. It tells you how long your pork needs to cook, hints and tips on the best way to cook your roast pork and how to get the best pork crackling, and some ideas for the best pork recipes around. All you need to do is follow our advice to get the perfect roast pork dinner!

Pork Roasting Tips

  • Rub sea salt over the fat 30 minutes before cooking for perfect crackling!
  • Let the meat come up to room temperature before cooking
  • Roasting the meat at 220℃ 200℃ Fan / Gas Mark 7) for 30 minutes before bringing the heat down to the temperture indicated will allow the heat to reach the centre of the joint, crisp up the crackling and seal in the flavour.
  • Don't cover pork crackling joints while they’re cooking, it will make the crackling go soggy.
  • Don't forget to rest the meat before carving. This allows the meat to relax and distributes the juices throughout. A general rule of thumb used by chefs for resting meat is 1 minute for every 100g of meat.


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