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Celebrating La Dolce Vita

Verdure Ripiene - Stuffed Vegetables and Garlic Roast Pork

Verdure Ripiene - Stuffed Vegetables and Garlic Roast Pork
Recipe Date:
12 May 2018
Serving Size:
6
Cook Time:
01:20:00
Difficulty:
Medium
Measurements:
Metric
Ingredients
  • 2 Eggplants
  • 6 Artichokes
  • 4 White Onions
  • 2 Red Capsicums
  • 250 g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 4 Slices day-old Italian Bread, processed into breadcrumbs
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Marjoram, chopped
  • 0.5 bunch Parsley, chopped
  • 0.5 cup Pecorino Cheese, grated
  • 0.25 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 0.5 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1500 g Pork Loin, rind scored at 5mm intervals
  • 1.5 tablespoons Fennel Seeds
  • 1.5 tablespoons Sea Salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 bottle JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Directions

 

PREPARE VEGETABLES

Eggplants

Halve lengthways and scoop flesh out

Chop and reserve the scooped eggplant flesh

Artichokes

Clean and prepare as per Joe’s video tutorial

Chop and reserve artichoke stems

White Onions

Peel with tops trimmed and base left intact

Boil onions in a small saucepan of water for 20 minutes

Remove onions from water

Scoop flesh out

Chop and resreve the scooped onion flesh

Red Capsicums

Halve and de-seed

STUFFED VEGETABLES

Grease a baking tray large enough to fit all vegetables.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Combine all reserved and chopped eggplant flesh, artichoke stems and onion flesh with tomatoes, breadcrumbs, marjoram, parsley, pecorino and nutmeg in a single bowl. Add eggs – the mixture should be damp but not wet. Season mixture with salt and pepper.

Spoon filling into scooped eggplants, capsicums, onions and artichokes.

Place vegetables in baking tray and add vegetable stock to bottom of dish.

Generously drizzle the vegetables with JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Bake for 40 minutes or until gold and crunchy!

GARLIC ROAST PORK WITH FENNEL SALT

The night before: remove any packaging from pork, cover meat with paper towel and leave in the refrigerator overnight. This helps the skin dry out.

Grind fennel seeds and salt in a mortar and pestle to create fennel salt.

Combine crushed garlic with olive oil.

Using a sharp knife, make 10 shallow incisions into the pork meat and rub the garlic olive oil mixture into these cuts well.

Rub the fennel salt mixture over the loin and concentrate on getting the mixture into the scored skin.

Drizzle JOSEPH Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the loin and rub into the skin.

Place the pork into a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes. The skin must start to crackle, so extend cooking time if necessary!

Once the skin is crackling, reduce heat to 180 degrees and cook for another 45 minutes.

Once cooked, let the meat rest for 10 minutes, and serve alongside your stuffed vegetables and chilled bottle of JOSEPH Sparkling Red!