A recipe close to Tom's heart, this is comfort food at its best.


  • 1kg minced pork shoulder

  • 300g minced pork belly

  • 15g table salt

  • 1tbsp toasted fennel seeds, ground to a powder

  • 2tsp dry oregano

  • 3 cloves of grated garlic

  • 1tsp cayenne pepper

  • 2 dry bay leaves, ground to a powder

  • 100g dry breadcrumbs

  • 50g soft butter

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 1tbsp whole toasted fennel seeds

  • 1tsp dry chilli flakes

  • 3tbsp chopped fresh parsley

  • 100ml white wine

  • 150ml pork stock 

  • A little vegetable oil


  • 1.

    Place the minced pork shoulder and pork belly into a large mixing bowl. Add the table salt, ground fennel seeds, dry oregano, garlic, cayenne pepper and the ground bay leaves. Get your hands in and start to work the mix together. You need to knead this like a bread dough and work it for a least 5 minutes. This helps to work and stretch the proteins and forms a tighter mix that will hold its shape better. After this time, add the breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, dry chilli flakes, white wine and the chopped fresh parsley. Mix together with your hands. This helps to work and stretch the proteins and forms a tighter mix that will hold its shape better.

  • 2.

    Roll a sheet of large tin foil on to a surface and rub it with soft butter. Place the sausage meat onto the foil in the shape of a log. Try to make it tight together so there are no gaps. Once you have made a giant sausage, roll the tin foil over the top and secure the ends tightly, like a Christmas cracker. Place the roll into the fridge to firm up for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight.

  • 3.

    Pre-heat the oven at 180°C and take the tin foil roll out of the fridge and place onto a flat baking tray. Roast in the oven for 40 minutes after this time, unravel the tin foil and place the sausage back into the oven and roast for a further 10-15 minutes until it goes a golden brown roasted colour.  

  • 4.

    Meanwhile reduce the pork stock to a glaze, and use it to glaze the sausage roast when it comes out of the oven. 

  • 5.

    It is now ready to serve with all of your normal vegetable roast garnish or some braised white beans or anything else that you fancy!

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 847kj
  • Fat Total 68g
  • Saturated Fat 24g
  • Protein 36g
  • Carbohydrate 16g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Sodium 706mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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