Welcome to a Paleo meat lovers dream – slow roasted pork leg recipe.
We all have memories of lovely roast dinners on a Sunday. Some of you will have enjoyed roast beef whilst others will have had chicken, pork, duck, lamb or even fish. Growing up for me it would usually be beef unless it was Christmas in which case it would always be turkey.
However if we were going out somewhere for lunch we would always be able to smell pork leg as it was cooking in the kitchen. It always smelt delicious and would make a fantastic alternative to having roast chicken or beef which was the most popular ones.
If you slow roast pork (just like with duck or lamb) it tastes so much better than if you quickly cook it. Plus by using a slow cooker (or similar) you can put it on and then forget about it for the rest of the day.
This recipe is probably the easiest you are going to get for a roast dinner and so, so delicious. If you love pork and you want easy cooking then this is it!
- 15Lbs Whole Pork Leg
- 2 Roughly Chopped Onions
- 2 Tbsp Ground Coriander
- 4 Bay Leaves
- Coconut Oil, as needed
- Honey (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Score the pork skin with a sharp knife to make a zigzag pattern but if you have got it from the butchers it should already be done for you.
- Put the onions and bay leaves in a shallow roasting pan and place the pork leg on top.
- Then rub in the coconut oil into the skin. Mix salt, pepper and coriander together with a splash of honey as well then also rub this into the skin and make sure it is rubbed in well.
- Place the pork into the oven and roast for 3-4 hours. When checking the pork after 3 hours if you have a thermometer check the temperature is over 85 degrees and the juices are coming out clear. If this is what happens it is ready and rest on the side for 10 minutes.