Fillet of pork with red pepper pesto

In Sweden we eat fillet of pork a lot, it is typical weekend or dinner party food. Here most people don’t seem to eat it and it is therefore really cheap. Today I bought a fillet that weighed about 560 grams and it cost less than £5. That’s a bargain, especially since it would easily feed 3-4 people. So here is a simple recipe on how to cook pork fillet, so go try it out. Since it is pork it can become a bit dry if not cooked properly, but putting it in sauce in the oven makes it very tender and yummy.

This was my second helping, completely forgot to take pictures before we started eating...

Fillet of pork with red pepper pesto, 4 portions

a large pork fillet

300 ml single cream

200 ml creme fraiche

2 cloves of garlic

1/2 jar red pepper pesto (3-4 tbsp)

Start by trimming the fillet of fat and tendons. Then fry it whole in some butter, season with salt and black pepper. When it is cooked all around, take it off the pan and cut it into 1 cm thick slices. Place these in a oven dish. Mix the cream, creme fraiche, garlic and pesto together, season with some salt and white pepper and pour it over the meat. Put the dish in the oven for about 30 minutes in 200 C. Serve either with rice or homemade potato wedges and broccoli. I did the latter.

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