Pork with black pudding & roasted rhubarb

Pork with black pudding & roasted rhubarb

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(38 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 50 mins

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Serves 6
A great dinner party dish that can be prepared 24 hours ahead, leaving just the sauce to prepare on the day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal426
  • fat28g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein35g
  • salt2g
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  • 2 pork fillets, about 350g/12oz each
  • 250g black pudding, skinned and cut into slices
  • 12 thin rashers streaky bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

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  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 300g rhubarb, cut into 5cm lengths on the diagonal



    Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 2 rounded tbsp crème fraîche


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Split the pork fillets lengthwise almost in half and open out like a book. Bash with a rolling pin to flatten, then sprinkle on all sides with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Fill the pork with the black pudding, folding the meat back over it to enclose it.

  2. Stretch the bacon rashers with the back of a knife, then wrap around the pork fillets, tucking the ends under the pork where possible. Transfer to a large roasting tin, drizzle with the oil, then roast for 30 mins.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the honey in a pan, then toss the rhubarb in the honey. Add to the roasting tin, then return to the oven for 10-12 more mins until the rhubarb is tender and the bacon nicely browned. Transfer the pork and rhubarb to a warm plate and keep warm while you make the sauce.

  4. Set the tin on the hob and add the stock. Bring to the boil, stirring to scrape all the pan juices from the base of the tin. Bubble for a few mins, then stir in the crème fraîche and whisk until it has dissolved into the sauce. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

  5. Cut the pork into slices and serve with the rhubarb and a little sauce poured over. Serve the remaining sauce separately.

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16th Aug, 2012
The pork, black pudding and bacon are fabulous but the rhubarb was a bit overpowering and not to everyone's taste. I had some plum sauce left over from a roast duck meal and it was nicer - less acidic and a better texture with the lovely pork.
14th Aug, 2012
Lovely dish & very very easy to make yet looks so impressive ! Excellent for dinner party.
15th Jun, 2012
This is a lovely meal, the rhubarb goes very well with the pork & blackpudding. Very easy to make and looks lovely when on the plate, this is one of these meals that it's easy to get the presentation right :) I served this with little new potatoes in butter.
27th May, 2012
First time I made this it was for a Scottish themed dinner party & I substituted black pudding for haggis (McSweens) and it worked perfectly - everyone loved it and the rhubarb gave a brilliant sharp twist. I'm making it again tonight for my daughter's 30th birthday dinner - it's so good it has to be kept for special occasions - simple but very impressive!
13th May, 2012
Loved this one, but between the bacon and the black pudding it didn't need any more salt. Next time just ppper and lemon juice, I think. Even nicer cold.
3rd Apr, 2012
Top Dish :)
18th Mar, 2012
FANTASTIC !!!!! Really good mix of flavours and even better cold the day after , I served it to my uncle (a VERY fussy eater ) and he even loved it, just goes to show how good this recipe really is I will DEFINITELY be making this again !! LOVED IT !!!!
12th Mar, 2012
Made this for husband for dinner and got lots of yum sounds and no conversation for the rest of the meal so yes it is a good recipe!
4th Feb, 2012
This was delicious and was very popular with the family. I agree with the others who said that you didn't need all the black pudding - I could only fit about half of what was recommended into the pork, but it was just right. I used cocktail sticks to hold the pork together once stuffed. I didn't make the rhubarb sauce either - just made a creamy mustard sauce with sherry, dijon mustard, stock, single cream and some of the cooking juices. Will definitely be making this dish again.
13th Jan, 2012
Served with red cabbage, broccolli and creamy mixed root mash. Looked and tasted fantastic.


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