Pork & Courgette Patties, Sumac Yogurt

Pork & Courgette Patties, Sumac Yogurt

These deliciously light spiced pork and courgette patties are adapted from a great Ottolenghi recipe.

Best served with sumac and honey yogurt dressing, pita bread and a root vegetable slaw.

Pork & Courgette Patties, Sumac Yogurt
Serves 4


For the Patties: 700g Lean Minced Pork, 1 Large Courgette (Grated), 1 Small Bunch Spring Onions (Finely Sliced), 1 Egg Yolk, 3 Small Garlic Cloves (Crushed), 2tsp Ground Cumin, 2tsp Sea Salt, 1tsp Cayenne, 1 1/2tsp Cracked Black Pepper

For the Sumac Yogurt: 150g Sour Cream, 75g Greek Yogurt, 2tsp Lemon Zest, 1tbsp Lemon Juice, 1 Garlic Clove (Crushed), 2tbsp Olive Oil, 1tbsp Sumac, 1tbsp Honey, 3tbsp Chopped Mint, 3tbsp Chopped Coriander, 1/2tsp Sea Salt

For the Root Vegetable Slaw: 2 Carrots (Julienned), 1/2 Large Celeriac (Julienned), 3 Small Cooked Beetroot (Finely Sliced), 3tbsp Olive Oil, 2tbsp Chopped Mint, Small Handful Salad Leaves, 1tsp Sea Salt


1) To prepare the patties, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until the courgette is fully incorporated. Shape the mixture into small and equal patties and store in the fridge until ready to cook.

2) Prepare the sumac yogurt by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside to serve.

3) Prepare the root vegetable slaw by combining all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside to serve.

4) Fry the patties in a large, well oiled frying pan over a medium-high heat for around 6-8 minutes each side or until cooked through. It is often helpful to cover the pan for the second half of cooking to ensure the patties will be fully cooked whilst maintaining their moisture.

5) Serve the patties with some warmed pita, the sumac yogurt and some root vegetable slaw.



Pulled Pork, Chipotle Slaw

Pulled Pork, Chipotle Slaw

Melt in the mouth, six-hour pulled pork and chipotle slaw is a marriage made in heaven!

Providing you have time to play with, pulled pork is one of the easiest and most satisfying dishes you can cook. Whilst some swear by using a bone in joint of pork shoulder, a boneless shoulder of pork works just as well and is much easier to cook and get ahold of –  a piece from towards the neck gives the best results.

Time and temperature is the key to great pulled pork, get that right and this makes a superb change from the traditional sunday roast!

Pulled Pork, Chipotle Slaw
Serves 4 (With Leftovers)


For the Pork: 1.25kg Boneless Pork Shoulder, 2tsp Sea Salt, 2tsp Cracked Black Pepper, 2tsp Smoked Paprika, 1tsp Oregano, 8 Garlic Cloves (Bashed)

For the Chipotle Slaw: 1/3 Head White Cabbage (Finely Sliced), 2 Carrots (Peeled and Grated), 2 Apples (Cored and Julienned), 2tbsp Sultanas, 3tbsp Crème Fraîche, 1tbsp Mayo, 1/2tsp Sea Salt, 3tsp Chipotle Powder (Or To Taste)


1) Pre-heat the oven to 220c. Rub the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika and oregano – massaging into the meat. Place the garlic cloves on a roasting tray and place the shoulder on top. Place in the oven and roast at 220c for 20 minutes.

2) Turn the oven down to 150c and roast for 3 hours. Turn the oven down to 130c and roast for a further 2 hours. Turn the oven down to 110c and roast for a final 1 hour.

3) Meanwhile, make the slaw by combining all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mixing with a fork until fully combined. Cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve.

4) Remove the pork from the oven and pull gently with two forks – continue until you have pulled the entire shoulder. Serve with the chipotle slaw in bread rolls.