Balsamic & Garlic Pork Roast

Balsamic & Garlic Pork Roast

Pork roast with a “balsamic garlicky” flavor delivering a soft and tender slice of roast. The perfect Sunday or New Years day roast!

I cannot tell you what a wonderful thing it is when someone walks into the kitchen and says “what are you cooking it smells AMAZING!”Β When my daughter came to visit today its the first thing she said and that was precious more especially because I am an anosmic home cooking mom so it makes all the difference πŸ™‚

pork roast in balsamic

Tips and Suggestions:

The resting time when making a roast is honestly very important. Especially (and not optional) when its done. Let it rest covered in foil it makes all the difference.
Don’t worry I know that you will want to dig in immediately, this pork roast is that good…but its okay to resist πŸ™‚

No Stress Cooking
As you know if you have either read some of my previous posts or downloaded my free e-cookbook you will know that I believe in no stress cooking, using ingredients that you are comfortable with so…..

Other Suggestions

If you don’t have fresh herbs, go with dried herbs.Β  Just get them all together with a drizzle of olive oil and give it all a thorough mix before rubbing onto the roast. If you have a mortar and pestle that’s even better! Mine stays on my kitchen counter top because I still use it for just about anything. I got it as gift from my daughter a few years ago and its been an extremely large part of my kitchen’s most loved pieces!

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Another roast recipe that you may enjoy is this Xmas Gammon Roast with a Red Wine Glaze.Β 

Pork Roast in Balsamic

January 1, 2019
: 10
: 15 min
: 60 min
: 75 min

This pork roast is soft & tender delivering such great flavor!


  • 1.5 kg (with the bone) Pork
  • 10 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Fresh rosemary for cooking and decor
  • Fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 cup balsamic
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • Step 1 If the roast is frozen take it out 24 hours before and let it sit in the fridge. Take it out the fridge 1 hour before to rest before preparing.
  • Step 2 Heat a preferably a heavy pan/skillet/grill.
  • Step 3 Pull the rosemary leaves off the stalk and the same with the thyme.
  • Step 4 Generously rub with salt, fresh rosemary and thyme all over the pork and put the pork straight into the hot skillet/pan.
  • Step 5 Add a drizzle of olive oil and 1/2 cup of balsamic over the pork.
  • Step 6 Turn it around so 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Step 7 Transfer to the oven tray with ALL and any juices/gravy from the balsamic, pour everything on top of the pork.
  • Step 8 Add all the garlic into the roasting pan without peeling. Simply press slightly with the back of a knife or spoon onto each garlic clove to gently release flavor.
  • Step 9 Drop the heat to 180/170 and set your timer for 20 minutes.
  • Step 10 Meanwhile, mix the β€œsauce” ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Step 11 When your timer goes off in 20 min take the roast out, turn it around and pour all the sauce over the pork. Return to the oven. Set your timer for 10 minutes.
  • Step 12 Remove the pork when your timer goes off again, turn your pork over, cover with foil and return to the oven.
  • Step 13 Set your timer for 15 minutes and then take it out, turn, and return without the foil.
  • Step 14 Set your timer for the last 15 min. Its done!
  • Step 15 Take it out, cover it with foil and let it rest for 30 minutes. Enjoy xxx


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