When the wilds of winter are battering your windows, there’s no better feeling than being inside a cosy house with the heater cranked up and a roast in the oven. Below, we’ve gathered three of our favourite roast recipes that will make you a hero among your friends and family, along with some wines to match them with. After all, winter weekends are made for sharing slow-cooked food, good conversations and a bottle of something nice with your loved ones.
The bright citrus salad helps to balance the heady mix of spices on this roast lamb shoulder, while the crunchy dukkah provides extra texture and flavour. Match it with a vibrant and fruity Glorioso Crianza Rioja, made with 100% tempranillo grapes.
Prep 15 mins (+ 15 mins resting time)
Cooking 4½ hours
Pistachio & orange dukkah
Food doesn’t get much more comforting than a roast leg of pork with a crisp layer of crackling. Cut through the richness of this dish with a fresh and zesty potato salad and a bottle of Annie’s Lane Clare Valley Chardonnay, a complex and oaky wine with aromas of peach and cinnamon.
How to roast pork: For the perfect combo of tender, juicy meat and crunchy crackling, slow-roast the pork until almost cooked and the rind is dry, then finish at a high temperature to ‘puff’ the rind.
Serves 6 with leftovers
Prep 30 mins (+ 15 mins resting time)
Cooking 1 hour 50 mins
Who says roasts are reserved for meat? This veggie version of a comforting Sunday classic – complete with Yorkshire pudding and gravy – is just as delicious, and much faster to prepare. Caramelised roasted vegetables can stand up to savoury reds, so match this dish with the spicy red and black fruit flavours found in a bottle of Sisters Run Shiraz.
Prep 45 mins
Cooking 1 hour 10 mins