Sunday, 16 December 2012

Roast pork with chilli gravy




As a special treat we had roast pork.  I just find it impossible to resist pork crackling so we can't have it very often. 

I roasted the pork for 20 minutes on high and then turned it down to moderate until it was done – I use a meat thermometer to check this.  I just covered the roast with salt and pepper and then put 2 dried red chillies and some red wine in the bottom of the pan while it was roasting.

I served it with a simple radish salad, roast pumpkin and crispy roasted potatoes.  You all should try roasting pumpkin if you haven't had it – it is delicious.

After the pork was cooked and resting, I poured the fat off the roasting pan and then deglazed it with a bit of red wine.  I then added crème fraiche – whisking it in well.  I thickened the gravy with a little gravy packet mix but you could do it the traditional way with flour.  I sieved the gravy before putting it into the gravy boat – this removed the dried chilli and ensured a nice smooth texture to the gravy.


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12 comments:

  1. The roast pork looks wonderful, I like the addition of the red chillies- so unique!

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  2. You just made me extremely hungry.

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  3. Look great! Yummy. I love chilly.

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  4. Looks yummy. I'm pulling radishes out of my winter garden. I planted them in late September and on warm days, they come out of the ground crisp and delicious.

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  5. You are right. The best part is the crackling!!
    Saturated with a lot of garlic spices!
    Going today to a historical re-enactment Christmas party.
    Margaret

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  6. Oh my that looks wonderful. I think I really do have to try roasted pumpkin -- that sounds wonderful.

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  7. Haven't had a pork roast in a long time. Yum!

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  8. Sounds good...pork roast is always a good dinner in the winter!

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  9. I love roast pork..and that gravy looks delicious!

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  10. Yummy, this sounds way better than the ham sandwich I had for dinner!

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  11. Looks wonderful! Reminds me that we haven't had pork roast in a while...I think we're overdue!

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