Pork fillet is not an awfully popular cut of meat. It’s very lean and can dry out extremely quickly. It is also one of the most expensive cuts of pork. In saying that you don’t need a great deal to feed the family, it’s boneless so there’s no waste. This recipe is an Asian style marinade that will make it a little more interesting.
You can use this recipe to make stir fry or an Asian salad, serve it with home made fried rice and steamed veggies. There’s an endless number of things you can use it for. It’s lean and healthy.
2 whole pork fillets
4 tbsp honey
6 tbsp soy sauce
1tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp Chinese five spice
4 drops of sesame oil
1. Combine all ingredients except pork fillet In a bowl, stir well. Reserve half of this mixture for use later on.
2. Place pork fillet in the bowl with the remaining marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 mins. You can marinade overnight for a stronger flavour but I find 30 minutes is sufficient.
3. Preheat oven to 180c. Place pork on a tray and roast for approximately 15 mins. In the mean time take the reserved marinade and reduce on a low heat to use as a sauce.
4. Remove pork from the oven and place in a griddle pan cooking for 2 minutes on each side. Your looking for that charcoal flavour.
5. Slice and serve as required. Use the marinade you reduced as the sauce in your stir fry or over your sliced meat. I use the marinade over steamed bok choy. Delicious!
If you don’t want the sauce simply halve the marinade recipe.