The premium of roasting joints this is often used for celebratory roast dinners.
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Loin roasting joint Recipes
Typically used for roasting.
If you're not sure how much meat you'll need allow 100-175g uncooked meat per person (around 900g (2lb) joint serves a family of 4-6)
Preheat oven to Gas 4-5, 180oC, 350oF
Weigh joint and calculate cooking time:
- 30 mins per 450g/ 1/2kg (1lb) + 30 mins at the end (medium)*
- 35 mins per 450g/ 1/2kg (1lb) +35mins at the end (well done)*
Once cooked, allow the joint to stand for 10 mins prior to carving - this allows the juices to settle giving you a more succulent joint.
*To check if the joint is cooked to your liking, use a meat thermometer inserted into the centre of the joint, it should read 75-80oC for medium and 80-85oC for well done.
Perfect crispy pork crackling
For perfect crackling, dry the rind and using a sharp knife score deeply, rub well with oil (use vegetable not olive oil) and salt. Place on a rack in a roasting tin and open roast in the centre of a pre-heated oven for calculated cooking time (do not baste or cover the joint, or the crackling will go soft).
For more crackling tips check out our guide on how to get perfect pork crackling every time.