Fillet of Pork with Turnips

Ingredients

  • 1 fillet of pork
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 18-24 small turnips
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • fat from pork
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ pint beef stock flavoured with 1-2 tablespoons tomato concentrate

Method

Have butcher trim and tie a fillet of pork. Put it in a casserole with water, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook uncovered in a moderately hot oven (400°-M5) for 30 minutes, or until meat is nicely browned.

Blanch turnips in boiling water for 10 minutes; drain. Sauté turnips in a large thick-bottomed casserole with butter and a little fat from the roast. Sprinkle with sugar; season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper; simmer, shaking pan from time to time, until turnips are glazed.

When pork is three-quarters cooked: skim excess fat; surround with glazed turnips; moisten with tomato-flavoured stock; cover pan and simmer in a slow oven (325°-M2) until pork is tender, turning meat from time to time.

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