easy made perfect crusted pork roast with gravy

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This easy made perfect crusted pork roast is crispy on the outside and perfect on the inside and with heavenly good gravy, made out of wine and vegetables, this roast is the perfect one for the winter time.

If you are in charge of being the host on Christmas this year and you still don't know what to cook to impress your family, this perfect crusty pork roast will be the star on your table. The ham is crusty but juicy inside, salty and sweet at the same time and rich in flavors. If you are worried that the recipe could be too difficult, don't worry I got you, this recipe is super simple.

Ingredients for the super simple ham roast

  • Ham.

    You will need a pork shoulder with skin and the underlying fat. If you don’t like the skin you can remove it easily before serving. It is important to leave the skin while cooking. The ham gets a lot of flavors, and we prevent getting a dry roast.
  • Carrots.

    The carrots will add a beautiful color and sweeten this dish up. Carrots are a good source for vitamin A, they can lower your risk of cancer.
  • Leek.

    With its unique strong taste, I needed to add it to this tasteful recipe. Leeks are rich in vitamin K.You can read more about the health benefits of vitamin K here.
  • Celery.

    We will need a piece of the celery root to get the vegetable broth taste.
  • Red bell pepper.

    The bell pepper is going to give
  • Onion.

  • Garlic.

    You won’t taste the garlic as it melts perfectly with the other ingredients.
  • Red wine.

    What would Christmas be without a dish with a good wine sauce.
  • Parsley.

    The only herb we are using and will need to round up the sauce.
  • Salt.

    Any salt you have.
  • Pepper.

    Freshly grated black and red pepper work perfectly.


As you can see, we don't need much ingredients for the sauce. We are keeping it very simple with the ingredients. But I don't think the sauce will taste simple, because it doesn’t taste basic at all. The sauce is sweet, salty and sour at the same time, which makes the sauce heavenly good. The ingredients harmonize perfectly together.
If you don’t like a strong wine taste, you can slowly add the wine and see when you need to stop. I don’t like strong wine sauce either.


It really depends on what occasion you're making this dish. For Christmas mashed potatoes, spätzle or dumplings are perfect. If you’re making the roast on a Sunday to treat yourself and those around you, my moro de habichuela negra is also a perfect side dish.

any tips?

  • If you’re planning this dish ahead, I recommend letting the roast rest for more than two hours. Overnight is the perfect time to get the most flavors out of the ingredients.

Preptime: 20min

Cooktime: 180min



Ingredients for the recipe:

2000gpork shoulder with skin and the underlying fat
200gcelery root
1white onion
garlic clove
1celery stick
1red pepper
300mlred wine
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  1. Prepare the roast by first cutting a crisscross pattern into the rind. Season the roast with one tablespoon of salt and pepper.
  2. Put the roast on a casserole dish.
  3. Peel the carrots, celery root and onion. After that, cut the onion, red pepper, and celery root into big cubes. Cut the carrots and leek into rings.
  4. Add the carrots, leek, celery stick, garlic clove, celery root, half of red pepper,2 tablespoons of salt and parsley to a food processor on high speed, until it becomes a paste.
  5. Marinate the roast with the paste.
  6. Let the roast rest for at least 2 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  8. Put the roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  9. After 15 minutes pour 50ml hot water over the roast. Do this again 15 minutes later.
  10. Turn the heat to 170 °C for 2 hours.
  11. After 30 mins pour 50 ml hot water over the roast again.
  12. After 60 mins pour over the red wine.
  13. Take the roast out of the oven.
  14. Put it on a wood board and let it rest for 10 mins.
  15. In the meantime add the liquid with the marinade, which is in the casserole dish, into a blender.
  16. Add 400 ml of water.
  17. Blend everything at high speed.
  18. Add some salt.
  19. Cut the roast into slices. If you don’t like the fat you can remove it.
  20. Pour over the sauce if you like to or serve it on the side.
  21. ENJOY!

about me

Hi, welcome to my Food blog! My name is Coco. I’m 27 years old. You can call me the lucky one for marrying my soulmate, best friend and biggest cheerleader. My greatest blessing is being the mother of a beautiful girl and a baby boy. I spent the first 6 years of my life in the Dominican Republic. My family then moved to Germany, where I still live.


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