Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag.

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  1. 10 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #1

    Prepare the vegetables to accompany the roast

    Peel then rinse 400 g turnips.

    If necessary, cut the turnips into medium-sized chunks.

    Set aside.
  2. 10 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #2
    Prepare 6 purples artichokes and cut in half lengthways.
  3. 2 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #3
    Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then blanch the turnips for 1 or 2 minutes.
  4. 2 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #4
    Remove the turnips from the pan, drain, then cool under the cold tap.
  5. 3 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #5
    Using the same pan of boiling water, blanch the artichokes for 2 or 3 minutes.
  6. 2 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #6
    Drain them.

    Your vegetables are ready - these can be prepared in advance, even a few days ahead.
  7. 1 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #7
    Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

    Salt and pepper the joint of pork - this is a nice piece of tenderloin.
  8. 3 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #8
    Put the pork into a cooking bag with 1 handful sage and seal.
  9. 3 hoursRoast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #9
    Cook in the oven for 3 or 4 hours at 300°F (150°C).After this time, the roast should have a good crusty top, be meltingly soft ("confit") inside...
  10. Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #10
    ...and have produced delicious meat juices which are far too good to throw away.
  11. 3 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #11

    Braise the vegetables

    Melt 30 g butter in a large saucepan on medium heat.

    When really hot, add the vegetables, salt and pepper, then mix well.

    Cook for 2 or 3 minutes until just starting to colour.
  12. 10 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #12
    Add the meat juices and turn the heat down to its lowest.

    Leave uncovered to braise gently for 10 minutes.
  13. 2 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #13
    Meanwhile, slice the meat thickly with a serrrated knife.
  14. 5 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #14
    Lay the slices of meat on top of the vegetables towards the end of cooking, cover and leave for 5 minutes for the meat to heat through.

    Heat the plates.
  15. 3 min.Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag. : Photo of step #15
    Sit the meat on a bed of braised vegetables and pour a little of the cooking juices over.

    Serve immediately.

Remarks:

It you don't have much cooking liquid left at Step 12, you can add a little chicken stock or other meat juices. Or if the worst comes to the worst, just add a little water.

Source:

Home made.

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