Light & Fresh

Cajun Blackened Pork Fillets

Packed full of flavour, these New Zealand pork tenderloins, or fillets, can be cooked on the BBQ or in the pan.

4 New Zealand pork tenderloins, approx. 150-180g each

½ tsp salt

Black pepper

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

3 cloves

Ingredients

4 New Zealand pork tenderloins, approx. 150-180g each

½ tsp salt

Black pepper

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

3 cloves

Nutrition

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Grind the spices

In a mortar and pestle, grind the cloves, fennel and cumin seeds until powder-like in consistency.

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02
Marinate

Add the spices and the remaining ingredients to a bowl and cover the pork fillets. Let it marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

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03
Roast

Preheat the oven to 200°C

Place marinated pork fillets in a baking dish and cook for 20-25 minutes.

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Serve

Slice the pork fillets thinly and serve on a sharing platter.

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05
To cook on the barbecue

Alternatively, heat your barbecue 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.

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Light & Fresh

Cajun Blackened Pork Fillets

Packed full of flavour, these New Zealand pork tenderloins, or fillets, can be cooked on the BBQ or in the pan.

3 hours, 30 mins prep | 25 mins cook
Easy
4

4 New Zealand pork tenderloins, approx. 150-180g each

½ tsp salt

Black pepper

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

3 cloves

01
Grind the spices

In a mortar and pestle, grind the cloves, fennel and cumin seeds until powder-like in consistency.

02
Marinate

Add the spices and the remaining ingredients to a bowl and cover the pork fillets. Let it marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

03
Roast

Preheat the oven to 200°C

Place marinated pork fillets in a baking dish and cook for 20-25 minutes.

04
Serve

Slice the pork fillets thinly and serve on a sharing platter.

05
To cook on the barbecue

Alternatively, heat your barbecue 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.