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Low-Carb 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 or New Year’s Eve gatherings. It's easy to prepare, paleo-friendly and it's the perfect dinner option for your festive table!

This recipe is adapted from Food & Wine.

Note: 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.

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Nutritional values (per serving, about 150 g/ 5.3 oz cooked meat)

Net carbs0.8 grams
Protein39.6 grams
Fat30.9 grams
Calories451 kcal

Calories from carbs 1%, protein 36%, fat 63%

Total carbs0.9 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars0.2 gramsSaturated fat10.9 gramsSodium445 mg(19% RDA)Magnesium44 mg(11% RDA)Potassium754 mg(38% EMR)

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 sea salt
  • 2 tbsp ghee or lard, melted (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)


  1. Prepare the marinating paste. Mix the minced garlic, grated ginger, orange zest, sweetener, chili flakes, ground cloves, ground black pepper and salt. Low-Carb Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
  2. Add ghee and olive oil and mix until well combined. Low-Carb Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
  3. Place the pork loin on a piece of plastic wrap. Rub the paste all over the pork loin. Low-Carb Ginger Spiced Pork Roast
  4. Cover it well with the plastic wrap. Place in a roasting pan and refrigerate overnight to let the pork infuse with all the flavours. Low-Carb 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 (fan assisted), or 220 °C/ 425 °F (conventional) and bake for 15 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 160 °C/ 320 °F (fan assisted), or 180 °C/ 355 °F (conventional) 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. Low-Carb 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. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. Low-Carb Ginger Spiced Pork Roast

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 150 g/ 5.3 oz cooked meat)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Garlic, fresh
0.4 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Ginger root, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Orange peel (zest), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Sukrin Gold, brown sugar substitute
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), flaked and dried, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cloves, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
0 g0 g3 g27 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g2.7 g24 kcal
Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, raw
0 g39.5 g25.2 g396 kcal
Total per serving, about 150 g/ 5.3 oz cooked meat
0.8 g39.6 g30.9 g451 kcal
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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 (7)

Looks like a good recipe, but , um, yeah, I doubt anyone would be eating this during Hanukkah.....


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! 😊