Apple & Calvados Stuffed Roast Pork with Cracklin
For the roast pork:
1kg Loin of pork, butterflied
15g unsalted butter
½ onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
2 tbsp Calvados
175g pork sausage meat
100g cooked chestnuts, roughly chopped
½ Bramley apple, coarsely grated
40g freshly made white breadcrumbs
Salt and freshly ground pepper
For the Caramelised Apple Sauce:
1 large Bramley apple
1 tbsp honey
25g salted butter
1 tbsp fresh thyme
For the Calvados Cream:
50ml double cream
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
Pre-heat the barbecue for roasting (in-direct method) at a medium heat.
Firstly make the stuffing. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over a low heat. Add the onions and sage and gently cook for 10 minutes, until softened. Next, increase the heat to high, pour in the Calvados and cook for 1 minute. Let the mixture cool, and then stir in all the remaining stuffing ingredients.
Stuff the pork joint with the stuffing. Roll the joint and tie. Score the fat with a sharp knife, pour over boiling water and rub salt and oil into the fat.
Place a Weber® Drip Tray in the base of the barbecue and pour in the cider and Calvados. Roast the loin for around 2 hours, or until cooked through to 75°C. Allow to rest.
Using the reduced cider and Calvados, add in the double cream, wholegrain mustard and splash of stock, if required.
For the apple sauce, peel and roughly chop the apple and place in a foil parcel. Add the butter, honey and thyme. Season well. Barbecue for 45 minutes until you have pureed apples.
Slice the pork and serve with the apple sauce, Calvados cream and enjoy.