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roast suckling pig with chorizo roasted potatoes

Course Main Dish
Cuisine English


  • 1.5 kg suckling pig joint boned and rolled
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

For the roast potatoes:

  • 1 kg Maris Piper potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 chorizo Sausage approx 150g broken into chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 garlic cloves bashed
  • 1 red onion sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 220C.
  • Using a pestle and mortar bash up the fennel, rosemary and paprika with a pinch of sea salt toa powder. Add a tablspoon of olive oil and smother all over the pork. Place into a baking tray and roast for 20 minutes at this temperature toget everything started, then turn the temperatrue down to 1670C.
  • Cook for another 40 - 50 mins until the centre of the pork is 65C.
  • For the potatoes,boil in salted water for 15 minutes. Drain really well and preheat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy based baking tray. Roast for 20 minutes,then add the remaining ingredients. Cook for another 20 - 30 minutes until golden brown, tossing occasionally. Check for seasoning before serving.