Go Back
+ servings
Side view of sliced pork on cutting board

Aromatic Spice Rubbed Pork Roast Stuffed with Herbs and Garlic

Delicious pork roast flavoured with herbs and garlic will become a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table.
5 from 7 votes
Print Pin
Course: Main
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: pork roast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
resting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 6 -8


  • 5 lbs pork shoulder joint or pork loin
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2-3 tbsp shashlik spice rub or your favourite rub
  • 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 475F/220C-500F/230C.
  • If you buy a roast that's been tied, untie it and lay flat on a cutting board.
  • Prick the pork all over with a tip of a sharp knife and insert sliced garlic into those little pockets.
  • Then sprinkle with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, and a tablespoon of spice rub of your choice.
  • Generously sprinkle it with chopped parsley and roll it up tight. Tie with a piece of kitchen twine and rub with your rub of choice.
  • Transfer to a roasting pan, tuck a couple of bay leaves under the twine and pop it in the oven.
  • Roast the pork for 20 minutes, then bring the temperature down to 375F/190C and roast 1 hour 10 minutes or until the meat thermometer registers 145F-150F.
  • Let it rest for 10-15 minutes and serve with mashed or roasted potatoes.
  • Alternatively, cool it in the fridge overnight, slice thinly and serve it cold as a starter.