Fruity Pork Pot Roast Recipe

Ask your SPAR butcher to bone a thick rib pork roast, for you to stuff and transform into a meal fit for a King!

Difficulty

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

1 hr 40 minutes

Serves

8

Recipe Ingredients

  • Up to 1.5 kg deboned thick rib of pork (depending on number of guests)
  •  salt and pepper

Stuffing

  • 125 ml SPAR pitted prunes, chopped
  •  1 can   SPAR Pineapple Crush, well drained
  •  250 ml fresh white breadcrumbs (4 slices bread)
  •  5 ml salt
  •  grated rind of ½ lemon
  • 50 ml   SPAR olive oil
  • 1 medium    onion, sliced into half-rings
  • 2  green apples, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 1  red apple, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 100 ml  brandy
  • 1 chicken stock cube dissolved in 250 ml boiling water
  • 400 ml apple juice          

Extras

  • String for tying the pork 
  • matches

Recipe Method

  1. Season the pork all over. Form a pocket running through the centre of the meat.
  2. Combine the stuffing ingredients and spoon tightly into the pocket.  Wrap the string evenly down the length of the meat, knotting at intervals to secure the shape neatly.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based saucepan and turn the meat until browned all over.
  4. Add in the onion and apples and stir for a few minutes. 
  5. Pour over the brandy, and allow +- 20 seconds for it to heat. Ignite it with a lit match held momentarily near the meat (stand well away immediately on ignition!)
  6. When the flames subside, pour over the hot stock and apple juice. Place the saucepan lid on, turn the heat to a low-medium setting and cook for 1 ½ hours.  Stir the ingredients periodically to ensure no sticking occurs.
  7. Remove the meat onto a board for carving into slices. Correct the consistency of the ingredients remaining in the saucepan, using a little chicken stock to thin out if required.

Hints & Tips

  • The best way to thoroughly drain the pineapple is to press it in a sieve held over a bowl.
  • The stuffing can be made quickly, by placing the bread slices in a food processor to crumb them, then adding the remaining ingredients to mix to a workable paste.
  • An electric carving knife provides the neatest uniform slices of meat.
  • Serve with SPAR Freshline Baby Potatoes and Herb Butter, SPAR Freshline Anytime Veg Selection – both microwaved as per their on-pack instructions.