Belly and Loin of Pork, Salt Baked Turnip, Carrot Puree Aubergine Caviar

Belly and Loin of Pork, Salt Baked Turnip, Carrot Puree Aubergine Caviar


byGarry Hughes

of The Saddle Room, The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Established in 1824 in the heart of Dublin The 5 Star Shelbourne Hotel offers luxurious accommodation and fine dining. The Shelbourne takes pride in I Read More
Prep Time

90 Minutes

Cooking Time

480 Minutes


2-4 People


Carrot puree:

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 8 carrots, peeled and chopped

Salt baked turnip:

  • 1 baby turnip
  • 1.5kg flour
  • 300g salt
  • chopped rosemary and thyme
  • 750ml of water

Aubergine caviar:

  • 1 aubergine
  • salt
  • chopped rosemary, thyme and garlic
  • truffle vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 baby turnip
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 baby carrot

Loin of Pork

Belly of Pork

Duck Fat

Prepare a brine mixture using:

  • 400g salt
  • 500g sugar
  • 5l water
  • 10 star anise
  • 200g juniper berries.

Bring to boil and leave to cool


Carrot puree
Cook the carrots in the butter until tender.
Blend, season and pass through a fine chinois

Salt baked turnip
Mix the flour, salt and chopped herbs together until a dough is formed
Wrap the baby turnip in the pastry and baked in the oven (180degC/fan 160degC) for 25-40 minutes
Remove from pastry, peel. Break down the turnip in a processor but not to a puree consistency. Keep it a little rough

Aubergine caviar
Split the aubergine in 2 length ways
Score the flesh and sprinkle with salt. Leave for an hour to draw out the moisture
Mix chopped rosemary thyme and garlic. Pour over the flesh. Cook until tender – 140degC for 40mins
Scrape out the flesh and blend. Cook it down further in a pot
Add truffle vinegar, salt and pepper to taste
Dice turnip and carrot to ½ centimetre and blanch until tender
Peel a baby carrot and blanch until tender

Loin of Pork
Roll in cling film until very tight and leave in fridge overnight.
Remove Clingfilm, sear in pan and cook for 7-8 minutes in oven.

Belly of Pork
Soak pork belly in brine for 4 hours
Remove and wash
Cook pork belly in duck fat for 8 hours at 150degC
Remove from fat and press with weight. Leave to chill.
Cut to desired size and sear in pan until crisp. Finish in oven.

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