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.
Here are 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.
Hungry for more? Check out our collection of more than 100 delicious pork recipes, or watch how Jamie cooks the ultimate pork belly in our video below.