So many people are scared of Black Pudding, and I used to be one of them. Nowadays, I just play ignorant and enjoy it, without thinking about what it actually is (come on… it’s better this way!).
I was throwing a wee dinner party and knew my guests all liked black pudding (it would have been a bit of a risk otherwise!), so I decided to make Pork Stuffed with Black Pudding, wrapped in Prosciutto. I’ve made this once before for Colin, and he loved it 🙂 although I used pork tenderloin and black forest ham the last time. I felt the ham was too overpowering for the dish. This time, I used loin steaks instead of tenderloin.
This is a perfect dish for a dinner party; you might even convert a few black-pudding-phobes if they’re brave enough!
Ingredients (Serves 5)
5 pork loin steaks
4 slices of black pudding (or 230g)
2 packs prosciutto ham (about 4-5 thin slices per steak)
First, I placed each steak in turn on a piece of cling film. I covered it with another piece of cling film. Then I beat it to… eh…death, thinking aggressive thoughts. This flattens it out and makes it easier to roll later!
Serene once more, I took 1/5 of the black pudding (which I’d bashed with a fork into a bowl to break down a bit), and I spread it across the pork like this:
I rolled it up and placed it on a bed of prosciutto.
I wrapped the prosciutto around it, then covered each one in clingfilm into a wee sausage shape. I put them in the fridge to keep their shape. I done it overnight, but I’m sure an hour would do if you’re pushed for time.
I baked it for 30 mins in a preheated oven (180 degrees). I served it with Clapshot (which is mashed potatoes & turnips, cream and chives. I also made it for Burns Night. Delicious!) and honey glazed carrots and green beans.
I smothered it in a gravy made from: the meat juices, a glass of red wine and 2 Oxo cubes, reduced to a thickness I liked.
I love the way it looks when you cut into it! 😀
I hope you give it a try! 😀
In other news…
I Googled “Noble Nourishment” and noticed the 8th result down was “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume”.
That is what I just studied in my Philosophy class! Is that spooky, or what?!
Hope you’re all having a lovely day/evening, wherever you are! 😀 x