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Spiced roast pork with rhubarb sauce recipe

Spiced roast pork with rhubarb sauce recipe

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For an Easter lunch with a difference, try this spiced roast pork recipe with tangy orange and rhubarb sauce. Make a quick garlic and herb rub to delicately spice the pork before roasting with oranges and onions for extra flavour. Serve with your favourite roast side dishes and enjoy! See method

  • Serves 6
  • 30 mins to prepare and 2 hrs 30 mins to cook, plus resting
  • 687 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1.8kg pork loin joint (boneless)
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oranges, 1 quartered, 1 juiced
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 300g rhubarb, chopped into 2cm lengths
  • 1½ tbsp sugar

Perfect with:

  • Tesco Finest Rioja Reserva 75Cl
  • Tesco Finest Chianti Classico DOCG 75Cl
  • Tesco Finest Valpolicella Ripasso 75Cl

Perfect with:

  • Tesco Finest Rioja Reserva 75Cl
  • Tesco Finest Chianti Classico DOCG 75Cl
  • Tesco Finest Valpolicella Ripasso 75Cl

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    Each serving contains

    • Energy

    • Fat

      48g 68%
    • Saturates

      16g 78%
    • Sugars

      6g 7%
    • Salt

      0.6g 11%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 7.1g Protein 58.3g Fibre 1.9g


    1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Remove the pork from the fridge 30 mins before cooking. Pat dry with kitchen paper and score the skin with a sharp knife at 5mm intervals.
    2. Using a pestle and mortar, or the end of a rolling pin and a bowl, crush the fennel and coriander seeds. Add the garlic, crush again, then add the cloves and oregano. Spread the rub over the pork; wipe off any excess from the skin. Massage in the oil and sprinkle with salt.
    3. Put the orange and onion quarters in a large, flameproof roasting tin and set the spiced pork on top. Roast for 30 mins, then lower the heat to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C and roast for another 1 hr 45 mins or until the pork is cooked through and the skin is crispy. If the skin is not crispy enough, increase the heat to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C and roast for a further 15 mins.
    4. Transfer the pork and the onion and orange quarters to a serving plate and set aside to rest for 30 mins.
    5. Put the rhubarb pieces, orange juice, sugar and 3 tbsp water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins or until the rhubarb is soft. Set aside.
    6. Place the roasting tin directly on the hob over a high heat. Scoop out most of the fat, add 200ml water and bring to the boil. Scrape off the dark roasting juices from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon and simmer for a few mins until you have a rich gravy. Serve the pork with the onion and orange pieces, the rhubarb sauce and the gravy.

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