Roasted Pork Fillet with Free Brownie Points
The Big Bits
100% NZPork fillet
The Little Bits
4 strips of streaky bacon
1 red pepper
1 bunch of spinach
1 cup white bread crumbs
¼ cup of pine nuts
½ cup of ricotta
Salt & pepper
- Turn oven onto 170°C
- Take bunch of spinach & cut into strips
- Chop up a red pepper
- Beat an egg
- Add all the ingredients above into a bowl with the pine nuts. Add salt & pepper for good measure. And don’t forget to add the ricotta
- Mix ingredients in the bowl with your hands to create the filling
- Use a sharp knife to create a hole through the fillet - this is for the filling you’ve made in the mixing bowl
- Take a re sealable bag or something similar. Cut one of the corners off & put the filling inside the bag
- The use the bag like a piping bag & fill the fillet with the filling
- Wrap the bacon around the fillets
- Put them in the oven for around 40 mins
- Now check to see if the pork’s ready - prick it and the juices should run clear
- Let them rest for a couple of minutes before slicing in half on an angle
Serve on a bed of mash or scallop potatoes. Add a spinach salad or steamed winter greens.
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Setting the stupid table.
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