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Sunday Lunch

29 Jul

It’s not very often I get Sundays off work, so when I do I like to make the most of it in the kitchen. In our house, most Sundays start with an early start for Phil who normally heads out to American Football training or a match, so I like to try and have a nice meal for him when he gets back.

Today’s menu- Creamy Pork Medallions with Roast New Potatoes and Broccoli, followed by an Orange Chocolate Roulade.

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The Creamy Pork is something that my Mum used to cook when I lived at home. There’s never been a ‘recipe’ for it, and no two have ever been made exactly the same, but that’s part of what I love about it. It might sound like a bit of an odd combination; pork, red peppers and cream, but I promise you it’s delicious and very much a favourite in our house. Today it was served with new potatoes roasted in a little olive oil and rosemary and some lovely fresh broccoli, but it works great with mash, pasta, rice… It’s a really versatile dish.

Creamy Pork:

To serve two large people

4-6 Pork fillet medallions (or a similar cut)
1 Medium white onion finely chopped
1-2 Cloves garlic finely chopped
1 Large red pepper
Dried herbs (this normally changes, but today I used rosemary and thyme)
Red chilli to taste if you like a little kick
1 glass white wine
200ml Single or double cream
200ml stock (I use a dissolved chicken stock cube)

1. Sweat the onion, garlic, red pepper, herbs and chilli in a little olive oil and/or butter until lovely and soft.

2. Turn the heat up a bit and add the pork, cooking until slightly coloured.

3. Pour in the white wine and reduce down for a couple of minutes, then add the stock, season and pop in the oven on a medium-high heat for about 15 mins until the liquid has reduced by half.

4. Pour the cream in, stir and put back in the oven for another 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Serve!

The dish is really simple to cook, but lovely and rich. Minimum effort, maximum results! Served up with another family favourite, a glass of Kourtaki Retsina, about £7 from Sainsbury’s, and such a wonderfully earthy and fresh white wine.

We followed that with another favourite of ours, and from the quick and simple, to the note so simple! Orange Chocolate Roulade. It’s actually a Christmas BBC GoodFood recipe, but we love it so much, that we’ll happy demolish it on a warm summer day!

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It’s not the most simple of bakes, requiring a lot of mixing and whisking (thank’s Dad for the Kenwood Chef!!), and the process of assembling it is rather stressful, but I promise you, the outcome is the most deliciously moist, rich, fudgey chocolate heaven! You can find the link here , and my one tip if you do try it yourself is to remember, when it cracks and falls apart, I promise that chocolate frosting will work like cement and glue it back together. When it’s all assembled it WILL look delicious and no one will ever know underneath is a small, but tasty, disaster!!

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Hope you’ve all had a lovely Sunday too! If you give either of those recipes a go, let me know! I’d love to hear how you got on!

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