Herb and honey roast pork

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ kilograms Loin of pork; bones required for
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3 \N Garlic cloves; cut into slithers
12 \N Fresh sage leaves
2 \N Thyme sprigs
2 \N Onions
1 \N Bouquet garni
1 \N Carrot; sliced
2 tablespoons Groundnut oil
½ pint Water
2 tablespoons Clear honey
2 tablespoons Red wine vinegar

Prepare the pork the day before you require it. Insert slivers of garlic all down the joint.

Roll the sage leaves by hand and season them with salt and pepper before inserting them into the pork with the aid of a small sharp knife. Rub the roast all over with the salt and thyme.

Wrap it in cling film and place into the refrigerator.

After a day of marinating, remove the roast, wipe it and let it come up to room temperature.

Heat the oil in a casserole. When hot, place the pork loin and broken bones within. Leave the meat to brown turning occasionally. Add the onions and bouquet garni, cook for 3-4 minutes.

Place in the preheat oven (240C/475F/gas 9 for 10 minutes then turn down to 200C/400F/gas 6 and leave to roast for 1½ hours. Cover with the honey and remove from the oven, leave to rest and deglaze the pan with vinegar and water, reduce and serve with the carved pork.

Serve with herb potatoes in goose fat.

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