Pork with apple and cider

Cook: 105 mins
Pork with apple and cider
A lovely creamy pork dish.  You could also use diced pork fillet, just reduce the cooking time to one hour.
 

500g pork, shoulder or gigot, well trimmed and diced

1-2 tbsp. olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 good tsp. plain flour

250mls dry cider

1 large cooking apple, chopped

3 tbsp. cream

1 bay leaf

Salt and freshly-ground black pepper

Garlic Topping

25g butter

1 clove garlic, chopped

50g breadcrumbs

Grated rind of a lemon

1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan.  Add the pork, a few pieces at a time, and brown well.  Remove the meat as it browns to a shallow baking dish.  Add a little more oil to the pan if necessary.  Add the onion and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes until softened.  Then add the flour and cook for a minute or two.  Add the cider, stirring all the time.  Then add the apple, cream, bay leaf and seasoning.  Pour the sauce over the pork in the baking dish.  Cover with foil and cook in the preheated  oven for approximately 1 ½ hours or until the pork is tender.

Meanwhile make up the topping. Melt the butter in a large pan.  Add the garlic and breadcrumbs.  Toss together for two to three minutes until crispy.  Add the lemon rind, parsley and a little seasoning.  Set aside.

When the pork is cooked, taste for seasoning.  Sprinkle the Garlic Topping over the pork and serve with mashed potatoes with a little wholegrain mustard mixed through them.

This recipe is brough to you by Bord Bia - www.bordbia.ie

Serves
4

Cooking Time
105 minutes

Main ingredients
Pork

Recipe Type
Dinner, Family Dinners

Special Info
Nut free

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