Wonderful slow roast pork

Having a fantastic and easy recipe for a roast up your sleeve is such a blessing for relaxed entertaining or simply treating the family.

I’m old enough to remember picking up the Sunday meal from the bakery near my Nanna’s and Nannu’s in Marsaskala – just.

This dish is perfect for long slow cooking, the flavours melding together to make a delicious moist meat and luscious gravy.

Choose a pork joint to your taste. Preheat the oven to a medium heat, cooking the joint for 35minutes per 500g plus an extra 35minutes. It must be cooked through.

In a bowl mix a good glug of EVOO, a large pinch of salt, a good grating of black pepper, 2 large cloves of crushed garlic, a good handful of rosemary, finely chopped and two tablespoons of Dijon mustard. Mix well and then rub all over the meat, working into any gaps you can.

If you are having crackling, dry the skin well and season.

To the roasting dish, add several chopped apples and a cup of water – making the easiest gravy.

Once roasted, leave for about 30-45 minutes to rest under foil and a clean tea-cloth or two.

Serve with Maltese Roast Potatoes and veggies of your choice.


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