Cajun pork fillet & beer sauce

Cajun pork fillet & beer sauce

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(6 ratings)

Takes 50 minutes-1 hour

More effort

Serves 6
A pork dish with a kick that won't have you stuck to the BBQ all afternoon.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal455
  • fat33g
  • saturates19g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.46g
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    For the spice mix

    • 2 tsp each onion granules and garlic granules



      Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

    • 1 tsp each dried thyme, dried oregano, sweet paprika, cayenne pepper or chilli flakes, celery salt and black pepper


      This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

    • large pinch smoked paprika

    For the pork

    • 2 each red and yellow peppers
    • 2 pork tenderloins, about 350g/12oz each, trimmed and halved
    • 100g butter, melted



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 4 tbsp good-quality tomato pasta sauce



      A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

    • 100ml beer or lager
    • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
    • handful of chopped celery leaves or rocket, to garnish



      A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…


    1. Light the barbecue. Put all the spice mix ingredients in a mortar or blender and grind well. Chargrill the peppers on the barbie until black. When cool enough to handle, peel, seed, cut into finger-length strips and set aside.

    2. Dip the pork in the melted butter, then roll it in the spice mixture until well covered. Heat a heavy frying pan or griddle pan on the barbecue. Drizzle a little melted butter into the pan and fry the meat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally until slightly blackened.

    3. Remove the pork from the pan, wipe the pan with kitchen paper then return the pork to it. Drizzle over a little more melted butter, throw in the peppers and tomato sauce and pour over the beer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick and coating the pork.

    4. Using tongs, remove the pork from the pan. Cut it into slices and arrange on a serving plate. Stir the sugar into the sauce and pour it over the pork. Scatter over the celery leaves or rocket, and serve.

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    thecherub's picture
    9th Nov, 2011
    This was really very hot (although I am generous when adding spices) Luckilly we had creme friache in the fridge which saved the dinner! Was good and will make again but no mad rush to do so.
    6th Nov, 2010
    Great recipe. Keeps the pork really moist.
    12th Jul, 2009
    Gorgeous! We've done this a few times serving it with carrot salad in went down a treat!
    8th Feb, 2008
    Really enjoyed it!
    16th Nov, 2007
    sounds wet but too hot to eat !
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