Keto Ginger Spiced Pork Roast

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With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to think about your keto holiday menu. This recipe will feed crowds at your Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s Eve gatherings. It's easy to prepare, paleo-friendly and perfect for any special occasion!

This recipe is adapted from Food & Wine.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

0.7 grams 0.2 grams 39.5 grams 30.9 grams 10.9 grams 451 calories
Total Carbs0.9grams
Net Carbs0.7grams
of which Saturated10.9grams
Magnesium44mg (11% RDA)
Potassium753mg (38% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (1%), protein (36%), fat (63%). Nutrition facts are calculated using pork with 1/4-inch (1/2 cm) fat layer. Calories will likely be lower than displayed, as it's unlikely you will consume all of the fat drippings.

Ingredients (makes 10 servings)

  • 1 large pork loin roast, tied (2 kg/ 4.4 lb)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tsp fresh orange zest, organic
  • 4 tbsp Sukrin Gold or granulated Erythritol or Swerve (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (I like pink Himalayan)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or lard, melted (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
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  1. Prepare the marinating paste. Mix the minced garlic, grated ginger, orange zest, sweetener, chili flakes, ground cloves, ground black pepper and salt. Keto Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
  2. Add ghee and olive oil and mix until well combined. Keto Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
  3. Place the pork loin on a piece of plastic wrap. Rub the paste all over the pork loin ... Keto Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
  4. ... and cover it well with the plastic wrap. Place in a roasting pan and refrigerate overnight to let the pork infuse with all the flavours. Keto Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
  5. Remove from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes before roasting. Place in the oven preheated to 200 °C/ 400 °F and bake for 15 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 160 °C/ 320 °F and bake for another 2 hours or until your instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 57-60 °C/ 135-140 °F. Then, remove from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes. Keto Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
  6. Slice and serve with low-carb sides such as Buttered Brussels Sprouts, Creamy Keto Mash or Keto Celeriac Cauli-Mash. Keto Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (6)

Could this be adapted for the instant pot?


Hi Catherine, I don't think this would work in an instant pot because it won't create the nice crispy crust. Also, the shape wouldn't work because the instant pot is too small. It may be ok in a slow cooker if you then crisp it up in the oven.


I made this recipe for dinner tonight.  Delicious!


Awesome, I'm glad you liked it! 😊


This looks amazing. It would be really good with a cranberry & pecan stuffing of some sorts.


I agree, that stuffing sounds amazing! 😊