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Slow Roast Pork

Slow Roast Pork from Partridge Farm

  • 1 whole shoulder of pork on the bone weighing around 5-8kg (we have done this with smaller cuts just reduce the cooking time slightly) 
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled 5cm piece of fresh Ginger
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes 2 tsp ground ginger 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp. flaky salt 
  • 1 tbsp sunflower/groundnut oil 
  • 5 spice mix – 2 star anise, 
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds, 
  • ½ cinnamon stick, 
  • 4 cloves, 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 
  • black peppercorns

Score rind of pork with a Stanley knife in parallel lines about 1cm apart, to a depth of ½ - 1 cm. Grate the garlic & fresh ginger in a small bowl and mix to a paste with chilli flakes, ground ginger, brown sugar, salt, oil & soy sauce. Pound the 5 spices in a pestle & mortar & mix 1 tbsp into the paste(we add a little more than this usually as we love the flavours).

Place pork, skin side up in a roasting tin. Using your fingertips rub half the spice paste into the scored rind of pork & place in the centre of a very hot oven (230oc/gas mark 8) for 30 mins. Remove from oven & turn pork over, using a knife or spoon smear the rest of the paste onto the pork, turn oven down to (110oc/gas mark ¼) & replace meat, leave in the oven from 16-24 hours, turning it skin side up again and basting with fat & juices half way through. 45 mins before you want to eat it turn oven up to (230oc/gas mark 8) to crisp up the crackling. Keep an eye on it as it can burn! 

To serve the pork, simply take off crackling in one piece & break up, scoop the tender, melting meat onto a plate and serve with a simple green salad. Delicious mouth watering perfection!!!!

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