Garlic Roasted Pork Neck Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published August 25, 2020
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Pork neck, being a relatively tough cut, is among the less popular parts of a pig. However, it can be surprisingly tasty and tender if prepared correctly. Read on and discover how you can make this absolutely delicious pork neck recipe. All you need to prepare are garlic, thyme, and rosemary. And instead of a pork knuckle, try asking your butcher for a fresh pound of pork neck! We assure you won’t be disappointed.

The ingredients used in this pork neck recipe may be simple, but the taste is simply out of the world. You might be wondering how it will taste with only a few ingredients, but this dish will surely amaze you. The combination of the rosemary and thyme provides a minty and earthy taste. Meanwhile, the roasted garlic provides a beautiful nutty flavor to this dish. Lastly, the lemon will provide a refreshing tang to the dish. A union of so many flavors in just one dish, it provides a depth that you’d never expect from such a straightforward recipe.

So what are you waiting for? This pork neck dish is perfect for lunch and dinner. Serve this to your guests when you have a party as well and watch them be amazed. We can show you more if you want to learn about even more Pork Dishes Made with 5 Ingredients or Less.

How To Make Garlic Roasted Pork Neck

Filled with the fragrance of spices, tartness of lemon, and nutty aroma of roasted garlic, you will absolutely love this Garlic Roasted Pork Neck dish.

  • 2 lb pork neck
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, crush and combine garlic, thyme, rosemary, and juice from the lemon.

  2. Rub pork with mixture and place in a baking dish.

  3. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, reduce temperature to 325 degrees F, and roast for 3 hours until tender and cooked through.

  4. Serve and enjoy.

How To Make Garlic Roasted Pork Neck

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Filled with the fragrance of spices, tartness of lemon, and nutty aroma of roasted garlic, you will absolutely love this Garlic Roasted Pork Neck dish.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 30 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork neck
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, crush and combine garlic, thyme, rosemary, and juice from the lemon.

  2. Rub pork with mixture and place in a baking dish.

  3. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes, reduce temperature to 325 degrees F, and roast for 3 hours until tender and cooked through.

  4. Serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 55mg
  • Calories: 609kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 163mg
  • Fat: 48g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 680mg
  • Protein: 39g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Sodium: 128mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 118IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use other herbs and ingredients for my pork neck recipe?

Yes, of course. You can experiment with herbs that you want to put into your garlic roasted pork neck. For instance, red onions can go well with garlic especially if slow-cooked. Tarragon can also do wonders for this dish. If you want your pork neck to be spicy, feel free to add chili powder. Or for a greater spicy punch, try using whole Thai chilies.

What can I serve with this pork neck recipe?

We recommend serving some salads with this dish or maybe some mashed potatoes, ham, and gravy. For a lighter option, our Tomato Cottage Cheese Salad would make for a refreshing side. If you prefer something more filling, you can never go wrong with Homemade Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.

Can I make this dish ahead?

Unfortunately, this dish is best served hot. So, if you are planning a cooking schedule for a celebration, cook this dish last especially since it will take some time to accomplish. In cases of leftovers, just place it in an airtight container and keep refrigerated so it can last up to a couple of days. You can turn this recipe into a pulled pork sandwich if you like.

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Conclusion

Discover the wonders of pork neck with this slow-roasted dish. As a matter of fact, the pork neck is one of the most flavorful parts of the pig because its fat and muscle content are in equal portions.

So the next time you visit your butcher, ditch the usual pork belly and give other parts - like the pork neck - a chance.

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