Harissa Pot Roast a ‘la Helen

mami kerekenHello Everyone!Harissa Pot Roast a 'la Helen 5

I know it’s been a while, but summer has always been a busy season for me and my cookbooks :).  But I promise I will try to make time for my blog and send you lots of delicious recipes.

Today’s dish is something I made up the other day when I couldn’t decide what to cook  and the end result  proved that you don’t always need a recipe to create a delicious, mouth-watering dinner for your family.

pork slice 1Many times when you see a beautiful cut of meat or find an exotic spice in your grocery store, you  are inspired.  I know I am, and this was one of those times.  Give it a try and I can assure you that you will have another go-to-recipe in your repertoire.

INGREDIENTS (for 2)red onion slices

2 slices of well marbled pork (shoulder or other cuts)
1 large red onion, peeled, thickly slicedharissa 2
3 large leeks (cut off green part and stem, cut lengthwise, wash, thickly slice)leaks new
2 cups of roughly cut wild mushrooms
2 tbsp. olive oil at the bottom of the pan
1 tbsp. for saucemushroom variety
4-5 tbsp. of spicy ketchup
1 tsp fresh thyme for sauce
6 blades of fresh thyme (if you don’t have you may use dry)thyme bright
1 tsp salt for meatsalt talban bright
1 tsp ground black pepper for meatbors bright
1 small can of harissa paste
1 tbsp. Worchester sauce


I used a bone-in shoulder steak for this dish, however you may use any cut of pork that you enjoy, but remember, that it needs to be well marbled.


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Wash meat, pat-dry, sprinkle with the salt and black pepper; spread 2 tbsp. of olive oil in an oven safe baking dish.

Spread sliced leeks all over the bottom of the dish; place the meat on top; spread the mushroom all over the meat; sprinkle with thyme.

Harissa Pot Roast a 'la Helen 21Mix together ketchup, Harissa Pot Roast a 'la Helen 19Worchester sauce, 1 tbsp. olive oil and harissa paste. Spread all over meat; add the blades of thyme. Cover with aluminium foil.

Pre-heat oven to 375F and bake for about 1 1/2 or until desired tenderness of the meat is reached.

Serve with mashed potatoes.





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