Recipe

Roast pork wreath with stone fruit

Add a special touch to your Christmas table with this charming roast pork and stone fruit arrangement.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

  • 1.25 kg pork fillets
  • 5 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 40 g butter, chopped
  • 1 small red onion (100g), quartered
  • 3 medium yellow peaches (450g),halved, stones removed, cut into wedges
  • 3 nectarines (500g), halved, stones removed, cut into wedges
  • 1¼ cups (310ml) sparkling wine
  • fresh red currants, optional, to serve

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. Add onion, peach and nectarine to pan, arranging around the wreath. Roast for 15 minutes or until fruit is just starting to blister.
  • 5
    Reduce oven temperature to 180°C/160'C fan forced. Add ½ 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 and fruit to a platter, cover loosely with foil; rest for 10 minutes.
  • 6
    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.
  • 7
    Serve pork wreath with roasted fruit, onions and sauce. Top with red currants, if you like.

Notes

Not suitable to freeze or microwave. Pork can be tied a day ahead; refrigerate covered until ready to cook.

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