Recipes

Checkerboard Pork Roast

Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 2 hours 25 minutes

Serves 8 people

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Ingredients

  • 2 kilo pork shoulder
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 2 tsp peppercorns
  • Oil

Method

  1. 1.
    Place pork shoulder skin side down on baking paper
  2. 2.
    Rub with minced garlic
  3. 3.
    Sprinkle with garlic salt
  4. 4.
    Add fennel seeds
  5. 5.
    Add a small amount of chilli flakes
  6. 6.
    Add sprigs of thyme and peppercorns
  7. 7.
    Turn shoulder over, remove baking paper
  8. 8.
    Score skin in a diamond pattern
  9. 9.
    Remove every second piece of skin to create a checkerboard pattern
  10. 10.
    Rub minced garlic on exposed fat pieces
  11. 11.
    Add a few peppercorns, fennel seeds, garlic salt, chilli flakes and sprigs of thyme in the exposed areas

General Information

Customer Cooking instructions:



  1. Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees C.

  2. Rub roast with oil.

  3. Place on an oven tray and cook for 10 minutes.

  4. Reduce heat to 180 degrees C and cook for 45 minutes per kilo.