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Four Hour Slow Roasted Loin of Pork

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Introduction

Loin of pork with fillet in chined on the bone

Loin of pork with fillet in chined on the bone

Ingredients

Serves: 8

Metric Cups
  • 2 kilograms pork loin (bone in)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 2 carrots (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 500 millilitres chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 pinch of white pepper
  • 45 grams unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 2 sticks celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 bunches fresh thyme
  • 4⅖ pounds pork loin (bone in)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 2 carrots (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 18 fluid ounce chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1 pinch of white pepper
  • 1⅗ ounces unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 2 sticks celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 bunches fresh thyme

Method

Four Hour Slow Roasted Loin of Pork is a community recipe submitted by WineGoddess and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat the oven to 140c/275ºF / Gas mark 1.
  • Season the pork all over with salt, pepper and thyme. In a large, heavy-duty casserole that will hold the pork snugly, heat the oil over a moderate heat, until hot but not smoking. Add the pork and sear well on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the pork to a platter and drain fat into a bowl to store for roasting potatoes. Wipe the casserole clean with a kitchen towel. Return the pork to a casserole, bone side down. Set aside.
  • In a large, heavy-duty frying pan, combine the butter, carrots , onions ,garlic, celery and season with salt. Sweat cook, covered, over a low heat without colouring until the vegetables are soft and cooked through-about 10 minutes.
  • Spoon the vegetables around and on top of the pork. Add the chicken or vegetable stock to the casserole .Add the large bouquets of thyme .Cover.
  • Place the casserole in the centre of the oven and braise, basting every thirty minutes, for about four hours, or until the pork is just about falling off the bone.
  • Remove the casserole from the oven. Carefully transfer the meat to a carving board and season it generously with salt and pepper. Cover loosely with foil and set aside for about 15 minutes.
  • While the pork is resting, strain the cooking juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a gravy boat, pouring off the fat that rises to the top (store for future cooking) .Discard the vegetables and herbs (great for doggy dinners). The pork will be very soft and falling off the bone, so you may not actually be able to carve it. Rather with a fork and spoon tear the meat into serving pieces and place on warmed dinner plates or a warmed platter. Spoon the juices over the meat.
  • Preheat the oven to 140c/275ºF / Gas mark 1.
  • Season the pork all over with salt, pepper and thyme. In a large, heavy-duty casserole that will hold the pork snugly, heat the oil over a moderate heat, until hot but not smoking. Add the pork and sear well on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the pork to a platter and drain fat into a bowl to store for roasting potatoes. Wipe the casserole clean with a kitchen towel. Return the pork to a casserole, bone side down. Set aside.
  • In a large, heavy-duty frying pan, combine the butter, carrots , onions ,garlic, celery and season with salt. Sweat cook, covered, over a low heat without colouring until the vegetables are soft and cooked through-about 10 minutes.
  • Spoon the vegetables around and on top of the pork. Add the chicken or vegetable stock to the casserole .Add the large bouquets of thyme .Cover.
  • Place the casserole in the centre of the oven and braise, basting every thirty minutes, for about four hours, or until the pork is just about falling off the bone.
  • Remove the casserole from the oven. Carefully transfer the meat to a carving board and season it generously with salt and pepper. Cover loosely with foil and set aside for about 15 minutes.
  • While the pork is resting, strain the cooking juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a gravy boat, pouring off the fat that rises to the top (store for future cooking) .Discard the vegetables and herbs (great for doggy dinners). The pork will be very soft and falling off the bone, so you may not actually be able to carve it. Rather with a fork and spoon tear the meat into serving pieces and place on warmed dinner plates or a warmed platter. Spoon the juices over the meat.
  • Additional Information

    Serve with green beans and potato gratin. Our favourite gratin is chopped potatoes boiled in butter, garlic and loads of double cream-then when softtish bake quickly in a hot oven. Enjoy with a good light red or a heavy white wine.

    Serve with green beans and potato gratin. Our favourite gratin is chopped potatoes boiled in butter, garlic and loads of double cream-then when softtish bake quickly in a hot oven. Enjoy with a good light red or a heavy white wine.

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