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Ian Haste's peach and sage-stuffed pork fillet with garlic roasties
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"This is a proper Sunday roast with pork, roasties and veg, but it takes Jess than an hour in the oven and is perfect for two" - Ian Haste
150g chestnut mushrooms, very finely chopped
30g sage leaves
1 slice of wholemeal bread
1 peach, peeled, stoned and finely chopped
600g pork fillet (in 1 piece)
80g Parma ham
400g Charlotte potatoes
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
splash of olive oil
10 cherry tomatoes
200g cavolo nero, chopped
salt and pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas 7. Add the mushrooms and 10g of the butter to a hot pan and season, then add three-quarters of the sage and cook for 2-3 minutes.
2. Roughly chop the bread into crumbs and scatter into the mushrooms with the peach. Cook for a further 2 minutes until soft and brown.
3. Cut the pork fillet down the middle horizontally to create a pocket for the stuffing, then add the mushroom stuffing and tightly close together.
4. Lay out a sheet of foil about twice the size of the fillet and cover the foil with layers of the Parma ham, creating a wrap effect ready to cover the fillet. Lay the fillet on the ham and tightly pull the ham over the fillet, then use the foil to tightly wrap the pork into a Christmas crackertype cylinder. Twist both the ends of the foil and place into a heatproof tin.
5. Add the potatoes to a pan of salted boiling water and cook until starting to soften, drain and place in the same baking tin as the wrapped pork. Add the garlic, remaining sage and a splash of oil to the potatoes, season well and bake for 30 minutes, turning the potatoes every 15 minutes.
6. Take the pork out of the oven and unwrap, adding the roast potatoes back to the oven whilst you do this (do not lose the juices created from the pork!). Add the fillet to a hot frying pan and cook along with the cherry tomatoes until the ham is crispy and dark and the tomatoes start to pop. Leave the fillet to one side to rest on a warm plate.
7. Add the cavolo nero to a separate pan with the remaining butter, season and cook over a high heat. If it starts to smoke, add a few splashes of water to start steaming it. This takes about 4-5 minutes.
8. Add the pork juices to a small pan and reduce them, then serve the fillet cut diagonally into circles and drizzled with any juices, along with the cabbage, tomatoes and crispy roast potatoes.
This recipe was first published in July 2019.