Crispy Pork Leg Roast with Tomato Jam Glaze

This Crispy Pork Leg Roast with Tomato Jam Glaze combines the juiciness of slow-cooked pork with the sweet and tangy flavour of tomato jam, creating a delectably crispy crust that’s simply irresistible. The roast is first tenderized in an Instant Pot and then finished in the oven to achieve that perfect golden crispness. With a spice blend that adds depth and complexity, this dish celebrates flavours and textures, ideal for a special occasion or a cozy family dinner.

Crispy Pork Leg Roast with Tomato Jam Glaze


For the Roast
  • 1 large pork leg with fat
For the Marinade
  • 1 tbsp peppercorns
  • tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Szechuan pepper seeds
  • 1 tbsp coarse salt
  • Olive oil (enough to form a paste)
  • Tomato jam (for brushing)



In a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, crush the peppercorns, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, and Szechuan

pepper seeds to a coarse powder.

Mix in the coarse salt.

Combine this spice blend with enough olive oil to form a thick paste.

Marinate the Pork: Generously brush the pork leg with the spice and oil mixture, ensuring it’s well coated. Let it

marinate for at least 15 minutes to absorb the flavours.

Cook in Instant Pot: Place the marinated pork leg in an Instant Pot. Set to cook on low pressure for 30-40 minutes.

This step ensures the pork is tender and moist.


Preheat your oven to a high heat (around 220°C or 425°F).

Transfer the pork leg from the Instant Pot to an oven-proof dish.

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the pork is golden and crispy.

Halfway through, brush the pork leg with tomato jam to enhance flavour and aid in crisping.

Final Glaze and Crisp: Increase the oven temperature to the highest setting or switch to the broil setting for the last

5-10 minutes of cooking. Brush the leg roast again with some tomato jam and roast until the surface is super crispy

and the glaze has caramelized.

Serve: Allow the roast to rest for a few minutes before slicing. Serve with the reserved cooking liquid from the

Instant Pot as a delicious sauce to complement the meat.