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Solomillo de Cerdo con Jamón   HT  MC  Spanish   80mins


From the Extremadura region in  Western Spain


Serves 4-6    Hot  Pork  Bacon Vegetables  Alcohol  Main Course   Dairy Free   Eggless Spain  Europe



1 x 1kg/2.2lb Loin of Pork

Salt and Pepper

1 teasp Sweet Paprika

225g/8oz medium-thick slices of Jamón Serrano (ham)

450g/1lb Button Onions or Shallots, peeled

2 tbsp Olive Oil

7 tbsp dry (fino) Sherry

240ml/8fl.oz.  Chicken Stock




1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4. Rinse the pork under cold running water and pat dry with kitchen paper. 


2. Mix some salt and pepper with the paprika and rub  over the outside of the pork. 


3.  Lay half the ham slices side-by-side to form a long rectangle. Place the pork on top and lay the remaining ham over the meat. Wrap the ham around the meat and secure with kitchen string. 


4.  In a roasting pan, heat the oil over high heat until very hot then fry the pork joint until browned on all sides. 


5. Place the onions or shallots around the meat and continue to fry over a high heat until they begin to brown. 


6. Add the sherry and stock then transfer to the oven and roast for about 1 hour, basting the meat from time to time with the pan juices. 


7. Remove the meat from the pan, cut into slices, and arrange with the onions on a warmed serving platter. Pour the juices from the pan over the top and serve immediately.



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