Slow-roasted Pork with Braised Leeks and Kale



  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 x 500 g pack belly pork joint
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 500 ml (18 fl oz) chicken stock
  • 300 g (10½ oz) leeks, cut into 3 cm (1¼ in) pieces
  • 50 g (1¾ oz) kale
  • 50 g (1¾ oz) frozen peas
  • 1 tbs cranberry sauce
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 25 g (1 oz) parsley, chopped roughly
Recipe courtesy of Discover Great Veg.

Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet?

You’ll find it frequently referred to as a “superfood” for its concentrations of vitamins and minerals. It can also help lower cholesterol, and even fight cancer.

That’s why people find a range of inventive ways to work it into their diet, from smoothies and soups to porridge and sandwiches.

This week, we’ve decided on Slow-roasted Pork With Braised Leeks and Kale.

It’s not just delicious, it’s also good for you!


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg. C., 400 deg. F., Gas Mark 6.
  2. Season the pork and sprinkle over the fennel seeds. Place in a small roasting tin with 250 ml (9 fl oz) stock.
  3. Roast in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 150 deg. C., 300 deg. F., Gas Mark 2 and continue to cook for 2 hours until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, place the leeks, kale and peas in a large frying-pan and pour over the remaining stock, cranberry sauce and mustard. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Cut the pork in half and serve with the braised leeks and kale.


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