We are fairly traditional at Dad's Delicious Dinners HQ and tend to go for a roast most Sundays. I found this piece of belly pork in the yellow sticker section of the supermarket and decided to keep the meat element simple and bring other flavours to the plate with the vegetables.
With this roast pork recipe going down so well, I decided to use it for my budget Christmas recipe also. Aare you bored of turkey every year for Christmas? Fancy something different? Do you find yourself getting frustrated with the price of meat and poultry in and around December?
To fit with the remit of the blog, I decided to attempt to make a Christmas Dinner for a budget price. Over the last few weeks, I have been eagerly studying the contents of the yellow sticker section in the supermarket. Patiently waiting for the perfect opportunity to arrive.
Belly pork is a relatively cheap cut of meat anyway, but when reduced can be even better value for money. But when I saw a 1.1kg piece for £3.48, I knew that I had found my budget Christmas meat.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 1hour30minutes
Total Time 1hour35minutes
I placed the pork, skin side up on a rack over a roasting dish. I chucked some salt and oil over the top and massaged it in before cooking for about an hour and half in a pre heated oven.
Once cooked all the way through, I removed and covered loosely with foil and let it rest for a 15 minutes while I finished cooked the rest of the dinner