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Shaun Hall - Pork belly and sweet potato rosti, with pickled red cabbage, asparagus, and cider jus

Updated: May 21, 2023

Pork belly and sweet potato rosti, with pickled red cabbage, asparagus, and cider jus followed by rhubarb and honeycomb, with yoghurt and oat lace biscuits.


2023 - Keen Home Cook - Winner


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Ingredients

Pork belly

Pork belly

Seasoning: Wild garlic salt, fennel seed, juniper berries, fresh garlic, black pepper

Cooked on: Onions, celery, bay leaf, cider, and water

Rosti

Sweet potato

Onion

Garlic

Butter

Salt and pepper


Red cabbage

Salt

Pepper

Red wine vinegar

Honey

Mustard

Thyme


Cider jus

Onions, celery, cider, bay leaf and pork juices from the belly

Chicken stock

Corn flour

Salted butter


Method

  • Pre heat oven to gas mark 9.

  • Score rind of pork belly, and lay in a bed of chopped onions, celery, garlic, and bay leaves.

  • Pour boiling water over the skin, leave to dry.

  • Pat skin dry and season the crackling rind with wild garlic salt, and the meat below the rind with crushed fennel seed, garlic, juniper berry, wild garlic salt, and black pepper.

  • Add cider and hot water to the roasting tray.

  • Place on the top shelf in the hot oven and roast until crackling is crispy and golden, then reduce to gas mark 5 for 45 minutes.

  • Grate sweet potato and onion and squeeze to remove most of the liquid.

  • Mix with melted butter and scatter in a skillet.

  • Cook on a medium low heat until golden brown, then flip and cook the other side.

  • Shred red cabbage and add to a saucepan, add a small amount of water, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, thyme and honey.

  • Cook on medium heat until al dente.

  • Take the pork off the onions to rest aside.

  • Add chicken stock and cider to the pan and cook on a medium high heat in the stove top.

  • Add cornflour and whisk.

  • Once reduced enough, add butter to finish, and strain into a serving jug.

  • Peel the bottom halves of asparagus and lightly fry in a pan, dress with olive oil, salt, pepper, and white wine vinegar.


Dessert


Ingredients

Rhubarb Vanilla Elderflower-infused gin

Triple sec

Caster sugar

Water

Gluten free oats

Gluten free plain flour

Golden caster sugar

Egg

Vanilla extract

Salted butter

Natural yoghurt

Icing sugar

Cardamom

Orange blossom water

Honeycomb (real honeycomb)

Bee pollen

Apple blossom and thyme flowers (I used rosemary flowers and thyme leaves due to season)


Method

  • Make a sugar syrup with caster sugar and water, bring to boil.

  • Add rhubarb batons, elderflower gin, and triple sec, then take off heat to infuse.

Biscuits:

  • Melt sugar and butter together in a saucepan over low medium heat.

  • Take off heat.

  • Add oats, flour, egg and vanilla.

  • Place one teaspoon of mix on a baking tray lined with parchment and bake on gas mark 5 for 5-7 minutes.

Yoghurt

  • Mix natural yogurt with ground cardamom, orange blossom water, and icing sugar.

  • Cut a cuboid of honeycomb and garnish with the bee pollen and herb flowers.

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