Apple Poached Pork

  • 3 kg pork belly trimmed and cleaned
  • 2 litres apple juice
  • 6 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 10 pepper corns
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 20 g thyme
  • chicken stock

Method

  1.  Chop thyme and garlic, rub into the belly, and add salt, pepper and oil. Tightly roll using butcher’s
  2. string.
  3.  Heat a pan, place pork into the pan.
  4.  Once pork has browned, add butter.
  5.  Take pork off pan and place into bain-marie.
  6.  Chop mirepoix and place into the same container as the pork.
  7.  Pour chicken stock and apple juice over the pork.
  8.  Place pork into an oven at 180° C for 60 minutes and check.
  9.  If necessary cook for an additional 30 minutes at 180° C.

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Cauliflower Purée

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • butter

Method

  • Boil cauliflower.
  • Clarify the butter and garlic.
  • Blend the cauliflower with the butter and garlic.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

Saffron and Almond Masala Cream

  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • Half onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme
  • Half teaspoon masala
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • 1 litre cream
  • 200 g almonds
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Half tablespoon sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • Half teaspoon saffron finely chopped
  • Half teaspoon coriander

Method

  1. Chop onions, thyme and garlic, place into a pan with the oil.
  2. Leave until brown or half cooked, add masala. Leave for one minute, add chicken stock, leave to
  3. reduce and add cream.
  4. Place almonds in oven to brown.
  5. Add almonds and butter to mixture.
  6. Leave mixture to reduce further.
  7. Add sugar, salt and pepper.
  8. Add saffron and coriander.
  9. Stir and blitz.
  10. Strain and leave to cool.
  11. When ready to serve, heat slightly.

Tandoori Mango

  • Half teaspoon jeera powder
  • Half teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tins mango slices
  • plain yoghurt
  • mango juice
  • fish masala
  • mixed masala
  • oil

Method

  1. Mix all the spices together and heat in a pan on low heat.
  2. Open tins of mango slices and place in blender.
  3. Place spices, yoghurt and mango juice in the blender.
  4. Add spices and blend.
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