Monday, November 2, 2015

Indonesian Style Roast Pork

As much as I love a Sunday roast, sometimes I like to do something a little less traditional with my Sunday dinner. I bought a pork loin for my Sunday dinner and thought I would try something a little different with it than roast potatoes & apple sauce (not that there is any thing wrong with roast potatoes and apple sauce). I love Asian flavours, so I decided to try to recreate the flavours of the food we had whilst in Indonesia...( I'm always cooking Thai, so I thought Indonesian might be some fun).

 I loved my time in Indonesia, especially the food. Here's my slow baked Indonesian Pork Loin, that requires very little effort at all, once the marinade is made. You could then serve this with potatoes, but I decided on a Pea and Raisin Pilaf Rice. I think when I make this again, I will cover the meat in foil (To prevent the marinade from turning too dark and burning), until the final 30 minutes, and also perhaps serve it with a satay noodle side.


  • 1.5kg of basted Pork Loin
  • 4 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of smooth peanut butter
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Chinese 5 spice
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 onion


  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients (except for the pork of course) in a blender and blitz to a sauce consistency.
  3. Pour the sauce over the pork and allow to marinade for a few hours at least, ideally over night.
  4. Cover the pork with tin foil and bake in the oven for 3 hours, remove the foil for the final 30 minutes and turn up the oven to 200 degrees.
  5. Allow to rest for 30 minutes before serving.

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