Roast pork with cider gravy

Roast pork with cider gravy

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 hrs, 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Hand and spring of pork is a cheaper cut that becomes irresistibly tender and juicy with slow-cooking - cook for a crowd and serve with a rich gravy

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
677
protein
62.3g
carbs
9.2g
fat
39.3g
saturates
13.9g
fibre
3.2g
sugar
7g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 1 boned and rolled hand and spring of pork, skin scored (about 4kg)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 3 leeks, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 turnip, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 sprig sage
  • 500ml cider
  • 500ml hot chicken stock
  • 25g butter
  • 25g flour

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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 220C/ 200C fan/ gas 7. Score the skin of the pork and rub with olive oil and sea salt. Put the pork, leeks, carrots, turnip and herbs in large high-sided roasting pan and pour in the cider and stock. Roast for 30 minutes, then take the roasting tray out of the oven and cover tightly with foil. Return to the oven and turn the heat to 150C/ 130C fan/ gas 2.
  2. After 4 hours, remove the foil, turn the oven back up again to 220C/ 200C fan/ gas 7 and roast for another 30 minutes.
  3. Take the pork out of the oven, remove the meat, cover and set aside to rest. Drain the cooking liquid, pouring off any excess fat. Either serve or discard the cooking vegetables.
  4. To make the gravy, melt the butter in a small saucepan and stir in the flour, cook for 2 minutes then whisk in the cooking liquid. Simmer for a few minutes. Serve alongside the meat. Delicious with braised red cabbage and roast potatoes.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, July 2013

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