A good quality, succulent pork loin joint is a wonderful thing. With deliciously crunchy crackling and lashings of gravy, this classic roasting joint will take pride of place at any Sunday lunch. But that’s not all, paired with a variety of different flavour combos, stuffed and rolled, or marinated and barbecued, this beautifully tender meat can be taken to the next level in just a few simple steps.
We’ve chosen 8 cracking pork loin recipes that make the most of this beautiful cut of meat.
Slow roast pork loin with black-eyed beans, smoky chorizo, tomatoes and chillies in this gorgeous one-pan recipe for a celebration of Spanish flavours. Serve in warm pittas with a dollop of soured cream, you’re good to go.
Give classic roast pork a revamp with the flavours of the American South. Rub with a fennel and bay-infused salt and roast with potatoes, parsnips and pumpkin. Serve with crunchy crackling, mustardy gravy and a fruity sauce spiked with bourbon for absolute heaven!
This dish is all about contrast – the sticky smoky-sweet sauce is balanced by tender pork and a crunchy apple and beetroot salad. Simply marinate for an hour, then whack on the barbecue for a show-stopper that’s full of attitude.
Take this street-food classic to a whole new level with fennel-infused roast pork, sweet, soft onions and wicked crackling. Simply whack all the elements in the middle of the table and let everyone dig in.
Just a handful of basic ingredients give this jointed pork loin some serious flavour. Simply rub the meat in a fragrant mix of garlic, ginger, chilli and turmeric and roast for an amazing array of textures. The pork scratching seasoning is a game-changer!
With fennel and rosemary crackling and a flavour-packed sage and pine nut stuffing, this roast pork loin will be a guaranteed hit. Serve as the centrepiece for a traditional roast, or slice and pile into Italian-style sandwiches with mustard, salad leaves and salsa verde.
Pot roasting is a great way to guarantee juicy, perfectly cooked pork loin every time. This rich and comforting dish combines soft, succulent meat with a sticky fig and Marsala sauce for a twist on the usual Sunday roast. Simple and delicious.
With crunchy crackling, incredible gravy and stuffed with mushrooms, thyme and garlic, this porchetta is a Sunday roast turned up to 11. This recipe is super-easy but seriously impressive – give it a little bit of time and a little bit of love, and you’ll be blown away.