Shoulder of pork with lemon and sage recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 2 hrs 00 mins to cook
  • 537 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Preheat the oven to Gas 6, 200°C, fan180°C.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and when hot add the pork and brown on all sides. Remove from the pan and place in an ovenproof casserole dish.

Add the butter to the frying pan and when melted add the sage leaves and lemon rind. Fry for a few minutes till crispy. Add any juice from the pan to the pork, along with the lemon rind and sage.

Pour the lemon juice over the pork and add the shallots, parsnips and garlic. Pour over the wine. Warm the chicken stock and add with the bouquet garni. Place a lid on the casserole dish.

Put the casserole into the oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to Gas 3, 170°C, fan150°C and cook for 1-1½ hours. Regularly check the pork and turn it while cooking.

When the pork is cooked remove from dish with the shallots and parsnips and put to one side. Discard the bouquet garni. Place the casserole dish on the hob and add a splash of cream. Heat through until it has the consistency of a sauce. Add the sage leaves and season to taste.

Slice the pork and serve with the parsnips and shallots and some winter greens. Pour the sauce over the top.

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  • Ingredients

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1.25kg (2½lb) shoulder of pork, rind and fat removed
  • 15g (½oz) butter
  • 10 whole sage leaves and 4 chopped sage leaves
  • 1 lemon, rinded and juice of half
  • 8 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 2 parsnips, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200ml (7fl oz) white wine
  • 750ml (1¼ pints) chicken stock
  • bouquet garni
  • splash of cream
  • black pepper
  • Energy 2250kj 537kcal 27%
  • Fat 22g 31%
  • Saturates 8g 40%
  • Sugars 5g 5%
  • Salt 2.3g 38%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.2g Protein 67.2g Fibre 3.5g


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