Pork glazed with harissa

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 190 mins
Pork glazed with harissa
This sumptuous glaze is one for the books, and Mum will be super impressed when this comes to the table.

For the pork

2.5kg pork

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp harissa, found in most Supermarkets

4 garlic cloves, crushed

4 large Irish potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4.

Wipe the joint with kitchen paper to remove any excess moisture and place in a roasting tin.

In a bowl, combine the oil, harissa and garlic and rub it over the meat, until it is well covered.

Bring a large pot of water to the boil, cook the potatoes until just tender, drain and in the same pot, swirl them inside it to create a fluffy texture outside though not overly rough. 

In a baking dish, add 2 tablespoon of olive oil, some salt and pepper then roast the potatoes until golden and crisp in the last 45 minutes of the pork cooking time.

Roast the pork in the oven for 25 minutes then reduce the temperature to 160°C / 325°F / Gas mark 3.and roast for 2 hours 45 minutes.

Cover the joint in foil and leave to rest for 15 minutes.

Serve the pork with the roasted potatoes and any green vegetable you prefer.


Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cooking Time
190 minutes

Main ingredients
Pork, Vegetables, Oil, Chilli, Garlic, Herbs

Recipe Type
Entertaining, Family Dinners

Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy


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