Cajun Blackened Grilled Pork Fillets recipe
Preparation Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
4x NZ pork fillets, approx. 150-180g each
½ tsp salt
Juice and grated rind of 1 orange
½ cup tomato sauce or ketchup
½ cup balsamic vinegar
Small bunch fresh thyme
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
In a mortar and pestle, grind the cloves, fennel and cumin seeds until powder-like in consistency. Add the remaining ingredients to a bowl and marinate the pork fillets in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
Preheat the oven to 200°C
Place marinated pork fillets in a baking dish and cook for 20-25 minutes. Serve sliced on a sharing plate.
Alternatively, heat the BBQ grill until smoking hot and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until the pork is blackened and very dark, then rest for 5 minutes.