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    Roasted Boneless Suckling Pig

    • Serves 8 people
    • Complexity Easy
    Prep time
    10 mins
    Cook time
    1h 30 mins
    Total time
    1h 40 mins
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    • 2.5Kg boneless suckling pig
    • Olive oil
    • Sea salt
    • 1 garlic bulb
    • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
    • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
    • 2 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
    • 1 leek, roughly chopped
    • 300ml water or chicken stock


    This recipe is very easy to make and the result is a very tasty Sunday roast dinner or alternative Christmas main course. The boneless suckling pig is made from a joint of rolled loin and belly, ready to roast. The belly provides flavour to the loin, by basting it with its fat content, keeping the meat moist. I tend to keep this dish very simple when serving it. I like it with some roasted potatoes, caramelised carrots, some greens and a Yorkshire pudding! The secret to a perfect crispy crackling is to start and finish the cooking process on a high heat so that the skin starts to crisp up quicker and finishes the same way. Be careful not to cook the suckling pig on a high heat or it will dry.


    1. Pre-heat your oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 for 30 minutes.
    2. Cut the garlic bulb in half around its diameter and lightly rub the skin of the boneless suckling pig.
    3. Place the suckling pig in a large roasting tin with the garlic and chopped vegetables, drizzle some good quality extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt.
    4. Roast the joint for 20 minutes at 200°C to get the skin of the piglet going, turn the heat down to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and roast for a further 50 minutes. Keep an eye on the garlic to make sure it does not burn. Increase the oven temperature to 200°C once again, remove the garlic, keeping it warm and roast for a final 25 to 30 minutes or until the skin is golden brown and crispy.
    5. Remove the piglet from the oven and take it out of the roasting tin onto a serving platter with the garlic. Drain the excess oil from the roasting tin, keeping the roasted vegetables inside and pour about 300ml of water or chicken stock into the roasting tin and return to the stove to deglaze the bottom of the pan with the liquid and make the sauce. Use a whisk to scrape all the caramelisation from the pan. Bring to gravy to the boil and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, pass through a fine sieve and serve with the roasted boneless suckling pig.

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