I was delighted to see her back on television with Home Cooking Made Easy, and pre-ordered the accompanying book. When I saw her make this scrumptious meal (recipe here) earlier this week, I decided it would be a perfect autumn Sunday lunch, and so it proved to be!
I was unable to buy a 2Kg shoulder of pork so substituted a 1.5kg leg of pork, with crackling on it! Because the pork was a smaller size I reduced the cooking time a little.
Next time I will cook some more shallots and possibly some other root vegetables, such as parsnips.
I followed all her steps, and we had a really tasty lunch. And as she says, it is all made in one roasting dish, so you cut down on the washing up, a real bonus!
If you haven't ordered the book yet, I highly recommend it. Or you could do as Jennifer has done and add it to your Christmas List!
|Completely delicious - and one dish - Perfect!|
|Very few ingredients to get started|
|I must get a pestle and mortar!|
|Rubbing in the fennel, peppercorns and salt|
I should have made some more cuts in the crackling
|When we returned from our walk, I added the potatos|
|Shallots, garlic, carrots and pears|
|Roasting in the oven|
|preparing the gravy|
|And a good splash of wine!|
|The pears were superb, so much better then apple sauce|
|Oh No! There's not much left for the dog!|
I have also made a wonderful chutney from the book, which I will post during the week.
NB I bought the book myself, and have not been asked to post about it.
PS I was asked to work this week (I sometimes do supply teaching at my little girl's school) so my plan to spend Thursday commenting on other blogs and posting some recipes, disappeared. Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post, and I will catch up with everyone during the week, (as long as all the teachers are well and back at school!)