Rolled pork loin with blackberry, lemon and dried apricot stuffing
This beautiful pork loin is a brilliant recipe for when you’re serving up Sunday lunch for family or friends.
The apricot stuffing and blackberry sauce help put a sophisticated spin on a classic dish, too.
serves: 4-6 prep time: 15 minutes cook time: 2 hours
for the pork loin
- 2 kilos pork loin with crackling, boned and butterflied flat
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 tbsp each fresh thyme and rosemary chopped
- 30g fresh soft breadcrumbs
- 8 soft dried apricots halved
- 12 blackberries
- zest of 1 lemon
for the blackberry sauce
- 2 tbsps plain flour
- 150g blackberries
- 150ml red wine
- 100ml beef stock
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsps maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 240c/220c fan assisted. In a small frying pan, heat the olive oil. Saute the onion and thyme with a little salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes and pour into a medium bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, apricots, blackberries and lemon. Season again and mix well.
- Spread the meat out on a board and spread the stuffing down the centre of the roast. Roll the sides over so it forms a round joint. Secure with string tied in knots. Place on a baking tray lined with foil.
- Roast for 30 minutes and then reduce the heat to 160c/140 fan assisted. Cook for 1 hour 30 minutes and then remove. Let rest under foil for 10 minutes.
- Drain most of the oil out of the baking tray, saving 2 tbsps. Place on the hob on medium heat. When the oil is hot, whisk the flour in and stir constantly for 1 minute. Pour in the red wine, blackberries, worcestershire sauce and the maple syrup. Bring to a boil and keep whisking until the gravy is thick. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper and pour into a jug.
- Thickly slice the meat and serve with the blackberry gravy.
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