Once you find a good butcher, never let him or her go. This roast is extremely simple and lets the deliciousness of the pork stand proud. If you love cracklings, make sure to ask your butcher for some pork skin and roast it until crispy.
Recipe courtesy of Rupa Bhattacharya
Total:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 45 min
Yield:
Serves 2 for lunch in my house, probably 4 to 6 in yours
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. With a very sharp knife, cut a crosshatch pattern into the pork skin, being careful not to cut through the meat. Rub the pork all over with 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and place skin-side up in a small roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet.

2. Roast until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F, approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board to rest. Cut off the skin and approximately 1/2-inch of fat and return to the roasting pan. Roast the skin in the oven until crispy, another 15 minutes.

3. While pork rests and the skin is crisping, make the salad. Slice the radishes thinly and add to a bowl. Trim and string the snap peas and add to the bowl. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each coarse sea salt and pepper. Dress with the olive oil and lemon juice. Adjust seasonings to taste.

4. Pull the cracklings from the oven and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Slice the pork roast and serve with the cracklings, salad and pan drippings from the roast.

Cook's Note

You may have to special order a pork loin roast with skin from your butcher. If it is not available, this recipe is also delicious with a pork loin roast without skin.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Pork Loin

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Roast Loin of Pork with Fennel

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Smothered Pork Chops

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Tricolore Stuffed Pork

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Giada at Home

          10am | 9c

          Giada at Home

          10:30am | 9:30c

          Giada at Home

          11am | 10c

          Giada Entertains

          11:30am | 10:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

          8pm | 7c

          Burgers, Brew & 'Que

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking