Project Description

Gingered Rack of Pork

Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 45-50 minutes


1 kg rack of pork
1 tablespoon salt
4 desiree or pontiac potatoes, washed, left unpeeled and halved
1 tablespoon olive oil

375g tetra pack (or 410g can) chicken consomme
3 tablespoons marmalade
2 tablespoons Kecap Manis (sweet Indonesian soy sauce)
2 teaspoons ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 oranges, peeled and segmented


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C.
  2. Score the pork if it has not been done for you and rub with salt. Place in a baking tray with potatoes. Drizzle potatoes only with oil. Place in very hot oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat and cook for a further 30 – 35 minutes or until pork juices run clear.
  3. Remove pork to a warm place to rest. Put potatoes on a platter back in the oven. Place baking tray over hot plate and add all sauce ingredients except orange segments to pan and bring to the boil. Boil vigorously to reduce to a syrupy consistency. Add orange segments to warm through.
  4. Carve pork either by segmenting according to bones or by taking off the bone, slicing finely and serving with crackling. Serve with potatoes, sauce and green vegetable of your choice.

Lyndey’s note: Scoring the pork is to cut slits with the tip of a sharp knife just through the surface of the skin. This helps to make it “crackle”. You can ask your butcher to score the skin for you.
Wine: for white wine try a semillon, riesling or verdelho and for red, a Grenache. Flavours like this are also well matched by beer, especially a German style one such as a Pilsener.

Recipe from Just Add Spice by Lyndey Milan and Ian Hemphill. Available for purchase online for $49.95 AUD by clicking here.