As I mentioned in my last post, I’m currently on a low-carb, low-calorie diet. Pork fillet is a great cut of meat for such a diet as it’s super lean and reasonably priced. It is, however, fairly bland so it’s a good idea to marinade it.
Pork fillet – 1lb/450g (cut in half)
Garlic – 4 cloves (crushed)
Root ginger – c. 1 inch (peeled and sliced into matchsticks)
Vinegar (cider vinegar is great with pork but ordinary is fine) – 2 tablespoons
Chilli flakes – a couple of teaspoons (depending on how hot you like it)
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce – 1 tablespoon
- In an oven-proof dish marinate the pork with all the ingredients but the soy sauce for as long as possible, turning every so often.
- Thirty to sixty minutes before cooking remove the pork from the fridge, add the soy sauce and coat well, cover with foil.
- Cook in a preheated oven at 200°C/Fan 180°/Gas 6 for approx. 30 minutes, or until cooked through. 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time, remove the foil and baste.