pork and leek
120minutes cooking time
- 1 pack of 4-6 pork shoulder steaks
- 2 or 3 leeks, washed and sliced thinly
- 1 cooking apple and/or any tired eating apples - peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 bottle/can of cheap cider
- 1 tbsp of wholegrain mustard
- Sprinkling of dried sage and/or few leaves of fresh sage
- Squirt of honey
- 1 or 2 vegetable or chicken Kallo stock cubes
- Drizzle of rapeseed oil
- Freshly ground pepper
- Chopped fresh or frozen parsley and/or chives
- Optional: pack of 6 sausages, frozen peas, creme fraiche or equivalent
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- In an oven proof dish (with a lid), lay the sliced leeks, shoulder steaks and chopped apple. (If you have some sausages, place one in between each steak. It is quite nice to use leek/apple and pork sausages, but not essential.)
- Put all the other ingredients into a jug or bowl, (except the rapeseed oil), crumbling the stock cubes and giving it all a bit of a stir. To speed things up, you can heat this jug of liquid and seasonings in the microwave for a minute and then pour it all over the leeks, apple and meat. (A spoon of jarred apple sauce has been known to find its way into this mix!)
- Drizzle some rapeseed oil over the breadcrumbs and a few twists of black pepper. Place the lid on and put whole dish in the oven for at least 2 hours. Check a couple of times during cooking and push the meat into the sauce.
- After this time, lift the meat and sausages to the surface, and cook for a further 15 mins without the lid so as to brown the sausages. Use tongs to move them round to brown on all sides.
- Sprinkle on top some frozen peas, push them into the sauce, replace the lid and the residual heat should be enough to cook them through, otherwise place back in the oven for a few minutes.
- To make it more of a creamy dinner, stir in some creme fraiche, fromage frais, plain yoghurt, single or double cream? (Philadelphia cream cheese would also work!)
- Sprinkle over the top, plenty of fresh or frozen chopped herbs such as parsley or chives.
Cooking with the Kids: Chicken, Sausage & Bacon Kebabs BBQ Recipe
Do your kids love to cook? If so, they'll love helping you rustle up this tasty meal. If the weather isn't good enough to BBQ you can always use a grill or griddle in the kitchen. The Bristish weather is so unpredictable!
Chicken breast roll garnished with Kalettes®
Chicken breast roll filled with roasted red pepper garnished with Kalettes® and potato cubes.
Warm Summer Salad
This is a great alternative to a traditional salad.
Ham baked in Ginger Ale
This is a delicious meal for any Sunday lunch (make sure your ham is big enough for leftovers the next day!
Go Ape Competition
Join the Adventure - Imagine going into school and telling your class you have just won them ALL a trip to Go Ape! What a great treat for 2017 that would be. We have teamed up with the lovely people over at award winning Go Ape to give 4 classes the chance of winning a class trip to a Go Ape venue. Live Life more adventuously - our challenge to you
Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!