Roast Pork with fennel served with rhubarb sauce


The way to my mans heart is definitely crackling , but since it is probably a way to a heart attack I don’t let him have it very often.  But I wanted to support British Pig Farmers being affected people mistakenly believing there is a risk of contracting Swine Flu from pork. In fact the current strain has never been found in pigs
Traditionally pork means apple sauce however there are a few recipes around at the moment for pork with rhubarb ( Pork Chops with Rhubarb, Rack of Pork w/ Rhubarb  , Slow Cooked Shoulder of Pork ) which intrigued me we have plenty of rhubarb appearing in the vegeox

This was a bit of a throw together but it worked really well the rhubarbs sharpness cutting through the fattiness of the pork.

pork rhubarb

Roast Pork with fennel served with rhubarb  sauce

1 medium Boned Pork Leg , score the fat
1 bulb of fennel , cut into quarters
2 sticks of rhubarb , roughly chopped
2 thumbs of ginger,  pounded
3 cloves of garlic , pounded
Handful of sage leave finely chopped

  1. Heat the oven to 200degC
  2. Pound together the ginger and garlic rub over the pork,  leaving the garlic and ginger  pieces at the bottom of the roasting pan to cook with the pork.
  3. Place in the oven for 30 minutes until the top has turned golden brown and crackling.
  4. Turn the oven down to 150degC and continue to cook for another hour.
  5. For the last 30 minutes add in the rhubarb and fennel to the roasting tray.
  6. Once cooked leave the pork to rest for 30 minutes covered in foil.
  7. The rhubarb garlic and ginger , will have broken down to form a sauce  stir in the sage leaves. 

More Rhubarb or Pork recipes

Rhubarb Tart with Elderflower CreamRhubarb and Ginger CakePork Chops with Cider and Rosemary

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5 Responses to Roast Pork with fennel served with rhubarb sauce

  1. Sophie says:

    Ooooooh Becky, this looks superb!! Yummie!! Great food!
    I made a rhubarb sauce before too with roasted pork in the oven! Yummie!

  2. Jonathan says:

    wow – that’s a pork leg? the crackling on that beauty is enough to make me want to bypass the pork and just eat the cracklin!

  3. goodshoeday says:

    I like the look of the rhubarb sauce – we’ve got quite a lot in the garden right now so this has inspired me to do something a little different with it. Thanks. PS the crackling looks amazing what’s your secret?

    • Becky says:

      Crackling no secret just really hot to start with then low heat to let the meat cook . I know people talk about boiling water and rubbing lots of salt . But I just use a little seasoning.

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