Your Christmas Roast Recipes

There is nothing that gets us more excited than finding and cooking Christmas roasts that will leave you and your guests scrambling for seconds!

To get in the festive spirit, we decided to share two of our favourite festive roasts for your pleasure.

Christmas Roasts

First up we have a simple, yet flavoursome pork roast loin with apples and onion.


1 and half pounds boneless pork loin
2 medium sized red onions
3 red apples
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
2 teaspoons fennel seeds

Let’s Get Roasting

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C) and take the pork out of the fridge to rest.
  • Cut the onions into quarters, apples in half (taking out the core and stem) and cut in half again. Place the onions and apples on a baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle the ingredients with 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle half teaspoon of salt and quarter teaspoon of pepper. Toss together and lay the onions and apples out evenly.
  • Mince the garlic and mix it in bowl with the thyme, fennel seeds, the rest of the olive oil, half teaspoon salt, and quarter teaspoon pepper. Place the pork with the fat side facing up in the middle of the baking sheet, pushing the apples and onions around it. Now rub the pork loin with the garlic mixture.
  • Lastly place in the middle of the oven and roast until your instant-read thermometer has a reading of 145°F (63°C) when placed in the centre of the pork. It takes approximately 45-60 minutes. Once you are satisfied with the roast, transfer it to a cutting board, let it rest 5 minutes before carving.
    Serve the roast with the apples and onions.

What to look for – the pork loin roast should be tender and fall-apart, the onions should be caramelised and apples should be soft and sweet.

Next up we have a beautiful and garlicy lamb roast


1 lamb roast (3 to4 lbs)
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
3 lb baby potatoes halved

Let’s Get Roasting

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF or 232ºC, placing the oven rack in lower third part of the oven.
  • In a bowl mix the garlic, thyme, rosemary and 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Rub mixture all over the lamb.
  • In a roasting pan, toss potatoes with remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the lamb on top of the potatoes and roast until the internal temperature is 145°F or 62ºC. Roast for approximately 75 minutes.
  • Take the lamb out, rest and carve to serve with the baby potatoes.

What to look for – the lamb roast should be tender and a bit pink inside and golden brown on the outside. The baby potatoes should be soft inside and slightly golden and crisp on the outside.

Well there you have it folks, two festive season recipes that will blow your guests away with your cooking talent and mastery. You can thank us later😉

Just a friendly reminder that Big Roast is giving 5% discount off our roast service for December, instead of cooking everything yourself, let the Big Roast team serve you our succulent and delicious hog, lamb, spit or BBQ roasts for your Christmas celebration.

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