Recipes | Pork loin with rhubarb and balsamic vinegar


Pork loin with rhubarb and balsamic vinegar

An elegant, quick roast from Fran Warde's New Bistro that makes the best of in-season rhubarb. You could even serve it on Valentine's night.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40–45 minutes
Serves: 4

1 tbsp olive oil
25g (1oz) butter
600g (1lb 5oz) pork loin
200g (7oz) rhubarb
100ml (3.5 fl oz) chicken stock
50g (2oz) sugar
1 tsp mustard
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Heat the oil and butter in an ovenproof pan and, when foaming, add the pork and brown on all sides. Place in the oven and roast for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, trim the ends of the rhubarb and cut the stems on a diagonal into 4cm (1.5-inch) lengths.

Remove the pork from the oven and lift out of the pan. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan, stir, then place the pork on top and return to the oven for a further 15–20 minutes, or until cooked through.

To serve, slice the pork and serve with the rhubarb sauce.

Wine suggestion: Sweet and sour flavours always cause a bit of a problem for wine but I quite like the idea of partnering this dish with a fruity rosé. A dry Alsace Riesling or Pinot Gris might also work but could be a little more hit and miss.

From New Bistro by Fran Warde, published by Mitchell Beazley. Photograph © Jason Lowe

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Comments: 2 (Add)

Andy G on May 10 2022 at 08:46

I’ve actually got the book, and this recipe is an exact copy of the books recipe……which includes the fairly obvious and MASSIVE error in the recipe. The recipe title is with balsamic vinegar and the list of ingredients is white wine vinegar…….don’t add the white wine vinegar……switch it for balsamic vinegar. It’s a great recipe actually and the dish is first class….make sure you sear the pork well in the first step ….it makes a huge difference

Penny Channon on June 13 2020 at 07:58

Where is the balsamic vinegar in the list of ingredients?

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