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Cranberry Pork

  Pork shoulder 3 1⁄2 Pound, boned (1.5 Kilogram)
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
For stuffing
  Vegetable oil 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1⁄2 , finely chopped
  Bacon (streaky) rashers 2 , rinds removed and chopped
  Mushrooms 4 Ounce, finely chopped (100 Grams)
  Fresh white breadcrumbs 4 Ounce (100 Grams)
  Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Beaten egg 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
For cranberry sauce
  Orange 1 Small, thinly pared zest and juiced
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Bottled cranberry sauce 4 Tablespoon
  Dry red wine 2 Teaspoon
  Cornflour 1 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon

1. Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
2. Make the stuffing: heat the oil in a frying-pan, add the onion and bacon and fry over moderate heat for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and fry for a further 2-3 minutes, then turn the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the breadcrumbs and parsley and season well with salt and pepper. Stir in enough beaten egg just to bind.
3. Place the pork on a work surface and spread the stuffing on it. Roll up tightly and tie securely in several places with fine string. Weigh the joint and calculate the cooking time at 35 minutes per 500 g/1 lb plus 35 minutes. Place in a roasting tin, rind side up.
4. Rub the rind all over with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for the calculated time.
5. About 10 minutes before the end of cooking time, make the cranberry sauce: cut the pared orange zest into thin strips and simmer for 5 minutes in water. Drain, rinse under cold running water and reserve. Pour the orange and lemon juices into a small pan, add the cranberry sauce and red wine and heat, stirring, until the cranberry sauce has melted. Blend the cornflour with the water in a cup and stir into the cranberry mixture in the pan. Bring to the boil, stirring. Lower the heat and simmer for about 2 minutes. Spoon into a serving bowl. Sprinkle over the reserved zest.
6. Place the cooked joint on a warmed serving dish, remove the string and serve at once with the cranberry sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
130 Minutes
Ready In: 
175 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 707 Calories from Fat 405

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.3%

Saturated Fat 14.1 g70.3%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 170.9 mg57%

Sodium 424 mg17.7%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g6.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.1%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 51 g102.9%

Vitamin A 5.9% Vitamin C 31.4%

Calcium 9% Iron 22.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cranberry Pork Recipe