Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Pork fillet is a particularly lean cut of meat, making it a healthy option. However, you could use pork chops instead. Serve it with a parsley and almond pesto on boiled or baked baby potatoes or green salad.
- 2 (13 ounce) pork tenderloin
- 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 ounces blanched almonds
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- Trim off any gristle from the pork fillets, cut them in half crossways and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan and fry the meat for 2 to 3 minutes until browned on all sides. Transfer to a roasting dish and cook in a preheated oven, 375 degrees F, for 15 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from the oven, wrap in foil and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, dry-fry the almonds in a clean frying pan, stirring until browned; allow to cool slightly. Place in a food processor with the garlic, parsley, remaining oil and salt and pepper. Blend to form a fairly smooth paste. Stir in the Parmesan and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
- Slice the pork, arrange it on plates with any pan juices and serve it with boiled new potatoes and salad drizzled with spoonfuls of the pesto.