Prep time:

Cooking time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Total time:

Serves: 8

2.5kg The Rare Breed Pig Company Joint of Pork

Coarse Sea Salt

2tbsp Plain Flour

Large Splash White Wine

700ml Vegetable cooking water or stock

1tsp English Mustard

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

For the Sauce:

2 Medium Cooking Apples, peeled, cored and sliced

3tbsp Sugar, to taste

3tbsp Chopped Fresh Mint

It’s when you try a classic roast pork joint that the difference in flavour and texture of the RBPC’s pork more than comes into its own. The aroma of the meat cooking will tell you that this is something special; served with my take on apple sauce, there is nothing better for a special family Sunday lunch

  1. Remove the pork joint from the fridge an hour in advance to let the meat come to room temperature Preheat the oven to 220C gas 7. Pat the skin of the pork dry with kitchen paper then rub well with salt. Place in a roasting tin, skin side up.
  2. Roast for 30 minutes then turn down the oven to 170C gas 3 and cook for 25 minutes per 500g until the meat juices run clear when the joint is pierced with a skewer. While the meat is cooking, make the apple sauce. Place the apple slices in a small pan with the sugar and cook gently until the apples break down. Stir in the mint and add more sugar to taste.
  3. Remove the meat from the oven, place on a warm dish and cover loosely with foil. Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes. While the meat is resting make the gravy. Pour off most of the fat from the tin and place back on the hob. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute or two. Whisk in the wine then gradually add the water. Bring back to the boil stirring, simmer for a couple of minutes then stir in the mustard and season to taste. Serve with the sliced pork and apple mint sauce

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  • pictures: David Merewether

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