Orange Spiced Pork Fillets with Carrots and Apples

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Serves 4 to 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Pork fillets about 275g/325g per fillet
  • 1 large Orange
  • 3 Medium red onions
  • 100/150g butter, softened – 200g if you want juices to coat the pork when served rather than a sauce
  • 2 or 3 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon depending on your taste of:
    • Ground Cinnamon
    • Ground Sage leaves
    • Ground Fennel
  • 2 Pink lady Apples
  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 Large carrots
  • Salt to taste
  • Enough Broccoli per person

 

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 220c
  • Quarter your red onions, cut in half, remove the skin, don’t remove ends till the last minute to reduce teary eyes!!
  • Parboil your red onions in boiling salted water for about 5 minutes.
  • Cut the skin off the orange to zest in a mixer, Thermomix or as you normally make your zest. Thermomix users – Speed 10, 10-20 seconds and juice your orange.
  • Place all your ground herbs and orange zest in a bowl with a pinch of salt and mix in your softened butter, and then mix it all up.
  • Chop the sweet potato, carrots and apples into 2cm squares as a guide
  • Place Sweet Potatoes, apple and Pork fillets in a baking dish and coat in your butter mixture.
  • Add parboiled onions
  • Place the pork on top of the Sweet Potatoes, onions and Apple and cook for 30 to 45 minutes depending on how you like your pork cooked.
  • Take the Pork off the Potatoes and toss the remains in the cooking juices.
  • Place the pork back on top and cook for another 15 minutes at 180c until it’s nicely golden.
  • Check your pork is cooked to your liking by cutting in the middle of a fillet and checking its colour.
  • When your pork is cooked allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  • Steam your broccoli for about 5 minutes
  • Remove a small amount of juice and Potato, apple and onion and place in a Mixer with ½ cup of water. Thermomix 3 sec Speed 7 to create a sauce. Alternatively add more butter initially to allow a juice marinade to be placed over your pork.
  • Leave the rest of the Potatoes etc in the oven with it turned off till you are ready to serve.
  • Plate up your sweet Potatoes, apples and broccoli with your sliced pork and sauce and Enjoy….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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