Roast Pork Lion with Sloe Gin and Cinnamon
Serves: 6-8, Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes
454g sausage meat 2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp sloe gin
75g pistachio nuts
1.5kg pork loin joint skin removed
20g sage leaves
400g smoked streaky bacon
Pre-heat the oven to 160°C (fan) / 350°F / gas mark 4
Place the sausage meat, cinnamon, sloe gin and pistachio nuts in a bowl, mix well to combine
If tied, untie the pork loin joint, place skin side down on a board and cut a slit along the length of the meat to open it out like a book
Arrange the sage leaves along the loin in one layer
Spread the sausage meat stuffing along the length of the loin. Tightly roll the loin and tie with butcher’s string to secure
Wrap the pork loin with streaky bacon overlapping as you go. Reserve 8 rashers of bacon, use these to criss-cross over the bacon layer to decorate
Roast in a pre-heated oven for 1 hour 30 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving
Booths, a proudly independent supermarket, has made indulging in a Great Northern Christmas a price of cake. Established in 1847, for six generations the family retailer has worked with hill farmers, craft bakers, butchers, cheese makers and fisherman to ensure they bring the finest food to their stores.
To share the joy this festive season, Booths is offering three lovely hampers as exclusive prizes for Lancashire Life readers. They are:
The Chairman’s Christmas
Wine Selection - £65
4 elegant wines selected by Booths Chairman who worked as a wine buyer in his formative years and it remains a category that he’s very passionate about, devoted to searching for new brands, from smaller, less well known producers.
The Christmas Afternoon
Tea Hamper - £55
This is a truly lovely hamper including a combination of traditional festive elements and luxury sweet and savoury nibbles, created to partner our best-selling all year round Booths Afternoon Tea Hamper. Inside you’ll find our handmade creamy brandy butter, extra fruity Christmas cake slices, spiced winter loose leaf tea and allbutter luxury Scottish shortbread.
Booths Christmas Collection Hamper - £100
This large Christmas food hamper will kick start the festivities. Filled from bottom to brim with our scrumptious all-butter Scottish shortbread, spiced warming mulled wine, Christmas roast ground coffee, melt-in-the-mouth Marc De Champagne truffles, traditional Christmas cake and our ultimate Christmas pudding.
We’ve also included a keepsake in our very own Eddy the Teddy (named after our founder). Quite simply, it’s a wicker-full of treats just waiting to be enjoyed.
To win one of these hampers, answer the following question:
What is the name of the founder of Booths? a) Edwin Henry Booth b) Edward Henry Booth c) Edwin James Booth
Please send your answer on a postcard with full contact details including your email address and mobile number by December 15, 2018 to: Booths Competition, Lancashire Life, The Barn, Elms Farm, Hobb Lane, Daresbury, WA4 5LS. Alternatively, submit your answer to our website at www.lancashirelife.co.uk