How To BBQ Perfect Roast Pork

The Easy Step-By-Step Method For Cooking Mouth Watering BBQ Roast Pork

OK, the Book Of BBQ gives the following guidance for those wishing to cook the perfect BBQ Roast cut of Pork

  1. Preheat your BBQ to 220°C (428°F)
  2. While the BBQ is coming up to temperature, slice a hatch pattern into the skin of the meat, 3-5mm deep. Basically you want to cut through the skin and into the fat, but not into the flesh
  3. Using your hands, rub olive oil all over the meat. It doesn't need to be dripping off, just a thin film all over
  4. Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper over the meat, and iff the urge takes you, rub that in as well !
  5. Put the meat into a roasting pan if you haven't already, then put the meat into the BBQ if it's up to temperature
  6. Roast for 30 minutes at 220°C (428°F)
  7. Reduce oven temperature to 160 °C (320°F) and continue to roast for 50 minutes per Kg (23 minutes per pound)
  8. If you have a probe themometer, check the temperature in the thickest part of the meat and use this table as your guide;
    Doneness°Celsius°Fahrenheit
    Medium63145
    Med-Well68155
    Well Done76170

    If you don't have a themometer probe, check that juices run clear by piercing the thick parts of the meat with a skewer, down to the bone. If they show pink, you need to keep cooking the meat until they do run clear.

  9. Turn off the BBQ and rest the meat for 20-30 minutes before carving


OK, that's everything you need to know. Once you're comfortable that you've mastered these techniques you can start investigating variations using brining, marinades, bastes and glazes.