Pigs in the Pineapple Patch

It may seem a touch extravagant to be preparing a pork roast whilst camping but this no frills recipe is a sure winner. Besides, you never know when you are going to catch a wild pig, (or hit one in your car) and opportunism is the first law of the outback.

What you need:

  • 1 Pork leg roast
  • 1 Pineapple
  • Salt

What you do

Place roast into oven sprinkle crackling with salt. Skin pineapple and chop into 4 pieces. Place these in camp oven around the pork. Add a coffee cup full of water. Bake at a steady even heat for one hour with the lid on. Then baste with the sauce in bottom of oven and bake for another hour at a real slow simmer. Ten minutes before you want to serve the meal shovel a good helping of hot coals onto the lid so the crackling will crackle.

Tricks & Tips

For that tender effect always put a coffee cup of water in the oven 
with whatever meat you are roasting.
If you aren’t scared of a few hardened arteries, you will get better crackling by 
rubbing the salt into the skin before you begin cooking.


Porker. Great meal, don’t forget your vegies