Crispy Crackling Oven Roasted Apricot Chimichurri Pork Loin

This recipe brings a delightful twist to traditional oven roasting with the sweet and tangy flavours of apricot chimichurri. Oven roasting ensures even cooking and a succulent texture. To achieve that much-desired crackling on the loin, dry it in the fridge overnight before roasting.

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  • 1 loin to roast (roughly 600-800g)
  • Coarse pink salt
  • 1-2 tbsp red wine vinegar for brushing
  • 1 cup Apricot chimichurri sauce (available at Checkers SA)
  • 1/2 cup crispy fried onions for serving
  • Baked pears, beets, and potatoes for serving


For optimal crackling, unwrap the loin and let it dry in the fridge overnight. Preheat the oven to 180°C the next day.

Rub the loin with salt and brush with vinegar. Lightly brush with apricot chimichurri sauce.

Roast for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the roast. Then, brush on more sauce and sprinkle with fried onions.

Bake for 10-15 minutes at 200°C to crisp up.

Monitor to prevent burning. Once cooked and crispy, remove from the oven. Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.