Roast Pork Wreath with Stone Fruit

clock 20 minutes + 35 minutes bowl Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1.25kg pork fillets (2-3 pork fillets)
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 40g butter, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, quartered
  • 3 medium yellow peaches, halved, stones removed, cut into wedges
  • 310ml sparkling wine
  • 3 nectarines, halved, stones removed, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries (optional)
  • Salt and peper, to taste
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Method

  • 1. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced).

  • 2. Create a wreath with the pork fillets by tying the two ends together with kitchen string, overlapping by 4cm.

  • 3. Tie string at 5cm intervals around the fillets, tucking in bay leaves. Season pork all over*.

  • 4. Heat oil and half the butter in a flameproof roasting pan over high heat. Cook pork wreath, bay leaf-side down, for 3 minutes or until well browned. Turn pork.

  • 5. Add onion, peaches, nectarines and ¡/2 cup cranberries to pan, arranging around the wreath, reserving the remainder for garnish. Roast for 15 minutes or until fruit is just starting to blister.

  • 6. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Add ¡/2 cup of the wine to pan; roast for a further 10 minutes or until pork is just cooked through and fruit is soft and just holding its shape. Transfer pork, onion and fruit to a platter, cover loosely with foil; rest for 10 minutes.

  • 7. Meanwhile, place roasting pan over high heat. Add remaining wine; bring to the boil. Simmer for

  • 6 minutes or until reduced by two-thirds. Stir in remaining butter with any resting juices from pork until smooth. Cook for 1 minute or until combined; season to taste.

  • 8. Serve pork wreath with roasted fruit, onion and sauce. Top with remaining currants if using.

  • Tip: Pork can be tied a day ahead; refrigerate, covered, until ready to cook.

  • PER SERVE

  • • Energy 1816Kj • Protein 44g • Total Fat 19g • Saturated Fat 8g • Carbohydrates 12g • Sugars 12g • Sodium 252mg * Season pork with pinch of salt (1g) * Cranberries not included

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation

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