Pork in sherry

This recipe has been adapted and evolved somewhat over the years. This is the version that I cooked today, next time it will probably be slightly different. This recipe should be enough for 4 (served with just boiled rice), just adjust quantities to make more or less (you can make lots and freeze portions).


2 tablespoons oil
750g pork fillet
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon plain flour
400ml chicken stock (I make my own, but a cube plus water will do the job)
100ml sherry (I use Tesco Fino sherry which is always in the cupboard, a good substitute for Chinese rice wine too)
1 tablespoon tomato puree
salt and pepper (it can take quite a bit of salt)
400g mushrooms
150ml creme fraiche (I used 0% fat, your choice may vary)

Cut your pork fillet into slices around 1cm thick:-

And slice your mushrooms to around the thickness of a pound coin:-

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the pork over a high heat until it starts to brown. If you add all of the pork to the pan, then it will probably release a bit of water. If you don’t like this then you can fry it in batches, but I just don’t have time for that. Once the pork is brown enough for your liking, add the mushrooms and fry them until they are well cooked.

Then add the onion and cook for a few minutes. Now add the paprika, seasoning and flour and cook for a minute or so. Don’t worry if some of the flour starts to stick, it will soon blend in.

Now add the sherry and cook for a minute – it will start to pick up some of the flour, paprika, etc. Now add the chicken stock, tomato puree and creme fraiche and give everything a good stir around until it starts to bubble gently:-

Now put a lid on the pan and put in the oven for around an hour at 170C, taking it out to stir occasionally. When it’s done, it will look like this:-

Serve with some simple boiled rice, and it will look something like this:-

I sprinkled a little honey aleppo pepper over the top to serve.

This recipe has also featured in a slightly different form over on Canned Food UK, using canned mushrooms instead of fresh.

Canned Food UK

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