Bacon chop with hispi cabbage, lovage and a parsley sauce

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 2

 

By Angela Hartnett

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon chops
  • 2 tsp finely chopped thyme leaves
  • 4 juniper berries, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 75g/2½oz unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Bramely apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 hispi cabbage, shredded
  • 150ml/5fl oz chicken stock
  • 1 bunch lovage, leaves picked, roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the parsley sauce

  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 25g/1oz plain flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • few black peppercorns
  • 500ml/18fl oz whole milk
  • bunch curly parsley, finely chopped