For absolute beginners: the easiest pork roast ever
nothing to do with David Bowies’ s hit in the 80’s, but few lines for the easiest and most tender pork roast ever. Even absolute beginner cooks will be successful.
- a small pork roast prepared by your butcher, around 700 g
- 2 table spoon of honey
- 2 table spoon of olive oil
- 1 table spoon of mustard (optional, if you like mustard – its taste is not strong at all after cooking)
- salt and pepper
warm your oven at 170°C
mix the the seasoning ingredients in a small cup and generously brush the meat all around with this mixture. place the pork in a baking pan and then in the pre-heated oven. cook for 50 minutes, turning the roast over at half time and redistribute the seasoning all around using the brush.
let cool before serving. it will be even better cold (or room temperature) the day after. never re-heat! the meat would get dry.
as a side dish, you can throw in the pan two big handful of shallots, not pealed (in camicia in italian, en chemise in french, which is “in its jacket”! so, zero effort to peal or chop anything). if not ready for this adventure, just go for baby potatoes (no effort to peal or chop either)
it results in a tender roast with a crispy crust. often the problem with pork meat is that it gets very dry during cooking. here the crust and the seasoning will prevent this effect.