Sherry and Apricot Pork
Jan 30th 2012, 13:25
This is a fantastically fast supper to prepare. Remember that the smoked pork is already partially cooked, so take care not to overcook it.
500 g smoked pork strips
Salt and pepper
About 40g butter
40ml Rhodes Smooth Apricot Jam
20-40ml dry sherry
6 spring onions or 1 small onion, chopped
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 red sweet pepper, thinly sliced
250g mushrooms, halved
60ml shredded basil leaves
Season the pork with salt and pepper. Heat the butter and fry the strips until golden brown. Set aside. Mix together the cornflour, apricot jam and sherry and blend until smooth. Fry the onions, carrot, sweet pepper and mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the pork strips and the cornflour mixture to the onion mixture and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Add the basil leaves and serve with mash.
* For an extra-smokey flavour, replace the pork with gammon steak. If you can’t find smoked pork, use regular pork instead.
* Replace the Rhodes Smooth Apricot Jam with half a tin of Rhodes Peaches, drained and chopped into small pieces.
Rhodes keeps abreast of new food trends – and right now fresh red figs are more popular than green figs. So, it gives Rhodes great pleasure to launch their Red Fig Fruit Jam in a convenient glass jar.
Rhodes takes what they do seriously but they also have time for some fun. This is why they are proud to launch the exciting new 400 g Rhodes Very Cherry™ in cherry-flavoured light syrup. Rhodes Very Cherry™ is a first in South Africa – but internationally this is already a well-known product line.
Rhodes Two Fruits™ is a new mouth-watering canned fruit treat that is both economical and delicious. Made from choice grade diced peaches and pears in a syrup, Rhodes Two Fruits™ in a can is a convenient way to enjoy seasonal fruit, preservative free, all year round.
At Rhodes, they take pride in their innovative spirit and jam-making skills. At the same time, they also realise the importance of keeping and enhancing traditonal South African favourites. This is why Rhodes is so excited to launch their new 450 g Rhodes Chunky Apricot Jam.
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