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Rack of roast pork

Nothing says winter's on its way like a nice roast.

By Rodney Dunn
  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 3 hrs 15 mins cooking plus resting
Rack of roast pork
Rack of roast pork

Ingredients

  • 1.2 kg rack of pork, skin on
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds, coarsely crushed
  • To serve: crusty bread rolls
Salsa verde
  • 1 cup (loosely packed) flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tsp rosemary leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tbsp small salted capers, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil

Method

Main
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 240C. Using a sharp knife, score pork skin at 1cm intervals and place in a large roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, scatter over rosemary and fennel seeds and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast until golden and crackling has formed (40-45 minutes). Reduce heat to 150C and cook until very tender (2½ hours). Remove pork, cover loosely and rest in a warm place (8-10 minutes).
  • 2
    Meanwhile, for salsa verde, combine herbs, garlic, anchovies and capers in a mortar and, using a pestle, pound to a coarse paste, stir in red wine vinegar and olive oil and season to taste. Serve immediately with sliced pork and crusty bread rolls.

Notes

Drink Suggestion: Dry, spicy nebbiolo. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

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  • Author: Rodney Dunn