Roast pork with limes and garlic
( SERVES 6 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
Slow cooking a pork shoulder with a few simple flavours is perfect — you can pop it in the oven and forget about it. This means more time for other things. Don’t forget to season the pork well. Then enjoy the crackling and succulent meat, with your favourite vegetables. This braised fennel would be a perfect accompaniment. For dessert, these mini pavlovas with date cream and fruit are great and, like the pork, they cook slowly while you do something else.
- Preheat oven to 160C.
- Place the lime wedges and garlic in a baking dish. Place the pork on top, then rub with oil and sprinkle with salt and fennel seeds. Cover with foil and cook 2½ hours.
- Turn the oven to 200C. Remove the tinfoil and cook for a further 30 minutes until the pork is crispy and golden.
- Serve with your favourite roast potatoes and a green vegetable, such as this braised fennel.