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Biggest Pork joint ever

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JammyDodger1 Thu 08-Feb-18 19:04:59

I've 14 for dinner in a few weeks, I've got the biggest pork shoulder joint I've ever seen so it will fill my oven, looking for side suggestions, preferably pre-prep but can be cooked in oven when meat resting,

Dinner booked for a Saturday so sort of swaying away from the traditional roast dinner sides, no -one fussy at all so can try a wide range of things, any suggestions? thanks

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AJPTaylor Thu 08-Feb-18 19:09:31

Cauli cheese. Make day before, bung in fridge then bung in oven

NewSense Thu 08-Feb-18 19:11:44

We've got 20 coming on Wednesday! I'm also planning pork. I'm going to split it between two slow cookers and leave it on all day just with apple juice poured in too. Then serve with soft floured baps, potato salad, greek salad, bbq sauce and apple sauce. Low key prep, most can be done in advance (potato salad in the morning etc), and can more easily be eaten on laps, as we so not have that big a dining table smile

Also, pulled pork this way goes a lot further than slicing it, for some reason!

MsHomeSlice Thu 08-Feb-18 19:15:18

pommes can do individual ones in muffin tins and then they just need reheating on the day

red cabbage can be nice too....also do ahead and just reheat

hasselback potatoes...they look good, I guess you could prep them ahead, and just roast on the day.

Thishatisnotmine Thu 08-Feb-18 19:15:45

Mash, gravy, simple veg or rolls, stuffing, applesauce for everyone to make hot pork rolls. I know what I am getting from the butchers now! Yum!

JammyDodger1 Thu 08-Feb-18 19:20:39

Love cauli cheese AJP but have it every week, but thank you,
Like the salad lines, potato salad sounds good, and greek one of my favs,
If I make apple sauce in advance does it freeze well?
do you make your own sauces? smile

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FoofFighter Thu 08-Feb-18 19:23:12

I'd do the pork the way Hairy Bikers did on their new show last week majorcan roast pork, with some green beans and almonds, crunchy spiced roast potatoes, maybe some ratatouille kind of thing... <drool>

Bitchfromhell Thu 08-Feb-18 19:31:36

Apple sauce- make ahead and reheat

Garlic and kale stuffing - assemble day before and cook fresh

Green bean casserole - assemble day before, add topping and cook fresh

Peas with pancetta- cook day before, add Parmesan and reheat

Potato dauphinois- cook day before, add extra liquid and reheat

What time are you expecting us? Sounds lovely smile

Bitchfromhell Thu 08-Feb-18 19:32:43

Oh, and you also must do crackling and proper gravy or I'm only bringing the cheap wine angry

JosieSand Thu 08-Feb-18 19:32:44

I love pork but don't know anyone else who does so I rarely get to have it.

Really want some now!

JammyDodger1 Thu 08-Feb-18 19:34:07

On to google for Hairy Bikers recipes, like their stuff grin

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JammyDodger1 Thu 08-Feb-18 19:37:21

Crackling is an absolute must BFH

Bil coming and he is an exceptional cook, and has done so much for us recently, just wanted to impress although he'll just love someone else cooking and make an effort --with ease--if you now what I mean smile

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Synecdoche Thu 08-Feb-18 19:44:59

Crusty baguettes, apple sauce, corn on the cob and onion rings!

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 11-Feb-18 19:03:01

I like red cabbage with pork ( reheats well so do ahead). Green beans cooked, drained, mustardy vinaigrette chucked on while hot and allowed to go cold.
Pork is rich, so needs a bit if acidity to go with it.
Fried spatzle instead of potatoes.
Green cabbage with caraway seeds and sour cream.
Purple sprouting broccoli or tenderstem stir fried with soy and garlic.
Actually all the Asian greens go well with pork, Pak choi, choi sum, bok choi etc. Jazz them up with chilli, garlic, corriander, chilli

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