Curtis Stone's roast pork with cauliflower salad

Give classic roast pork and crackling the Curtis Stone treatment by serving it with a salad of grilled cauliflower, pomegranate seeds and toasted almonds.

10

20m

Note: + 25 mins resting time

1h 50m

Ingredients

  • 2.5kg Coles Australian Pork Boneless Leg Roast
  • 2 medium heads cauliflower
  • 4 spring onions, white and green parts divided, thinly sliced
  • 60g butter (optional)
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup each flat-leaf parsley and mint leaves
  • ½ cup (80g) pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup (80g) natural almonds, toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Method

STEP 1

Position a rack in centre of oven. Preheat to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Using a sharp knife or box cutter, deepen scoring in skin and fat of pork (don’t cut through the meat). Place in a roasting pan. Season generously with salt. Roast for 1 hour 10 mins or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into centre reads 45°C.

STEP 2

Increase oven temperature to 240°C (220°C fan-forced). Roast pork for a further 30 mins (about 20 mins per 500g total cooking time) or until pork skin is crisp and crackling and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre of pork reads 60°C. Transfer pork to a carving board and rest for 25 mins. Reserve pan juices and keep warm.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, remove and reserve smaller light green leaves from cauliflower (discard thick green leaves). Cut cauliflower heads in half. Cut small florets (about 2cm) from core. Reserve florets in a large bowl with cauliflower leaves and white parts of spring onions.

STEP 4

Cut cauliflower cores into 2cm pieces. Place in a saucepan with butter, if using, ¾ cup (185ml) water and 1 tsp sea salt flakes. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 18-20 mins or until cauliflower is tender. Set aside to cool slightly. Transfer cauliflower mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt. Keep warm.

STEP 5

While pork rests, preheat grill, setting rack 14cm from heating element. Toss reserved cauliflower mixture with the oil and spread evenly over a baking tray. Sprinkle with salt. Cook under grill for 10 mins or until just tender.

STEP 6

Transfer grilled cauliflower mixture to a large bowl. Add parsley, mint, pomegranate seeds, almonds, 2 tbs lemon juice and green parts of spring onions. Toss to combine. Season with salt, pepper and more lemon juice, if needed. Spread cauliflower puree over a serving platter and top with cauliflower salad.

STEP 7

Carve pork and serve with reserved pan juices and cauliflower salad.

Dietary Information

Kid-friendly

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