Roasted Pork Loin


  • 2.25kg boneless 100% NZ pork loin, skin on
  • 1x large clove garlic – crushed
  • 1/3 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 2x carrots – diced
  • 2x red onions – diced
  • 2x sticks celery – diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper


Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Trim off excess fat from underside of pork, leaving skin intact.
  • Use a sharp knife to score pork rind.
  • Rub liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, coating surface thickly.

Step 2

  • Sprinkle vegetables and fresh herbs around roasting tray, sit oiled and salted pork on the vegetables and fresh herbs.
  • Roast in oven for 20 minutes, reduce temperature to 180℃ and cook 1 hour 20 minutes until pork is cooked to your liking.
  • Increase the oven temperature to 210℃ and cook for a further 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Pork skin should be nicely crackled, remove from oven and set pork aside in a warm place to rest for a further 15 minutes.

Step 3

  • Slice pork through the crackling and arrange on serving platter, served with freshly blanched snow peas for colour.
  • Use the pan juices as a base for the gravy and serve with warm apple sauce.

Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking time: 150 mins
Serves: 4

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