Pork Fillet with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
One can feed 4 people with ± 500 g of pork fillet. The marinating is important, well worth the forward planning.
YOU WILL NEED
- pork fillet (500 g)
- Ina Paarman’s Braai & Grill Seasoning
- 1 x 125 g Ina Paarman’s Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
- 3 – 4 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
- ½ cup (125 ml) white wine
- olive oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- ¾ cup (180 ml) water
- 1 x 25 g Ina Paarman’s Liquid Chicken Stock
- 2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman’s Coriander Pesto
Cut the pork lengthways into 4 long strips, then cut across into cubes ± 2 cm x 2 cm (see pic). Put meat into a glass mixing bowl. Add and toss with 1 T (15 ml) Braai & Grill Seasoning, Roasted Red Pepper Pesto and garlic. Add wine and 2 T (30 ml) of olive oil. Toss until well coated. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
When ready to cook, put a colander over a mixing bowl and strain the pork. Reserve the marinade. Sauté the onions, pre-seasoned with 1 t (5 ml) Braai & Grill Seasoning in 2 T (30 ml) olive oil until they are soft and beginning to brown. Spoon them out on a plate and reserve. Add another 2 – 3 T (30 – 45 ml) of olive oil to the pan and stir-fry the pork in two batches.
Return all the pork to the pan together with the cooked onion, remaining marinade, water and Chicken Stock. Bring to a slow simmer for ± 10 – 15 minutes.
Serve with tagliatelle and top with Coriander Pesto. A nice green salad dressed with our Classic Greek Dressing will go well with this dish.
Replace pork fillets with 4 chicken breasts.
Instead of the wine use Chicken Stock and 2 T fresh lemon juice.
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