Rolled pork loin with blackberry, lemon and dried apricot stuffing and blackberry sauce
2 kilos pork loin with crackling, boned and butterflied flat
1 tbsp olive oil
170g field fare frozen diced onion (defrosted)
1 tbsp each fresh thyme and rosemary chopped
30g fresh soft breadcrumbs
8 soft dried apricots halved
12 field fare frozen blackberries (defrosted)
zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsps plain flour
150g field fare frozen blackberries (defrosted)
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.
Many thanks to www.lovefreshberries.co.uk for this Recipe