Poached Pork Fillet

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

Pork fillet:
2 pork fillets
4 slices Parma ham
1 egg
4 sage leaves
1tbsp double cream

Potato terrine:
2 baking potatoes
100g butter
Salt and pepper
8 sage leaves

Pea puree:
200g peas
Apple peelings

Apple puree:
3 apples
1tbsp brown sugar
50g butter

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January 2019

To make the pork fillet:
• Trim pork fillets of fat and discard.
• Cut each fillet into two barrels, squaring up the ends.
• Blend the trimmings in a food processor with the sage, cream and egg.
• Spread the mousse onto four slices of Parma ham and roll around the pork fillets.
• Wrap in clingfilm.
• Poach for 10 minutes and place in iced water.
• To serve, roast in the oven for eight minutes with a little butter.

To make the potato terrine:
• Slice potatoes very finely on a mandolin.
• Melt butter.
• Layer potatoes, sage and butter alternatively in a small oven dish lined with greaseproof paper.
• Season every couple of layers and top with tin foil.
• Bake at 180º for about 1 hour until potatoes are soft.
• Weigh down to press.
• Cool in the fridge.
• To serve, slightly pan fry in a little butter.

Pea puree:

• Cook peas in boiling, salted water until soft.
• Drop in apple peels for 30 seconds.
• Blitz in a food processor with a little of the cooking water until smooth.

Apple puree:
• Peel and slice apples (save peels for pea puree).
• Cook apples down with butter and sugar until nice and golden.
• Puree then leave to cool.

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