Lechon is undoubtedly a Filipino favorite dish for any special occasion. This recipe is a good alternative for the traditional lechon that is quite expensive nowadays.
Oven Roasted Lechon with apples (Lechon con Manzanas)
1.5 kg of pork loin
half a lemon
fresh rosemary and sages
some olive oil
for garnishing and sauce
about 5 golden apples (washed, cored and sliced)
one tablespoon of butter
for the sauce:
half a cup of home-made apple compote, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of butter
Rub pork with lemon, salt, sage, rosemary and olive oil. Roll it and tie it. Place the pork in a baking dish and cook in a preheated oven at 220° celsius for 20 minutes then reduce the heat to 180° celsius and cook for 45 minutes or until pork is cooked. While roasting, in a pan, fry your sliced apples with some butter. Set this aside. In a sauce pan melt the butter and put the apple compote and put the balsamic vinegar.