Pork and Orange Casserole

Dinner | July 20, 2015 | By

“The most delicious pork fillet recipe Ive ever tasted in my life.” 

pork fillet recipe
A direct quote from my nearest and dearest on this pork fillet and orange casserole. I wasn’t intending on blogging this recipe either. It was an experiment that turned out to be so incredibly good, I just had to put it up!

Neil & and I were on dog sitting duty over the weekend, so we went from looking after one spoilt Yorkshire Terrier to four! Walking four Yorkies is no mean feat, let me tell you! Especially when they think they’re Rottweilers and bark at every big dog in town! But we did manage to get some peace to go food shopping. Meat was on my mind, as we haven’t had any in a while and what with having the dogs, we wanted to give them a little treat too! It was really the Jamaican jerk spice that kick started my idea for a pork and orange casserole. An underused spice in our household, it contains a lot of ingredients including: nutmeg; garlic; cinnamon; brown sugar; ginger; chilli pepper; and allspice. As it goes so wonderfully well with pork, I decided to take a simple pork casserole dish but give it a summer twist by adding the orange and pineapple juice, along with the pineapple chunks.

pork fillet recipe
Any dry beer (or cider) should do the job; I used a Japanese beer called Asahi beer, basically because that’s what Neil happens to be drinking at the moment. I served this with a big slice of crusty bread to mop up all the juices… clean plates all round!

We were very impressed with how this meal turned out. Definitely a new family favourite! The pork fillet was melt in your mouth tender and the flavours of the orange, pineapple, a little hint of the beer and seasoning all swirl together in your mouth like a perfect ballet performance. And I’m so pleased that Neil gave this one a standing ovation.

Pork and Orange Casserole
Serves 4
Tender pork fillet in a delicious summer-inspired casserole
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Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g pork fillet, sliced
  2. 3 tbsp plain flour
  3. large pinch of salt
  4. large pinch of crushed black peppercorn
  5. 1tbsp oil
  6. 1 tbsp butter
  7. 1 onion, chopped
  8. 2 red peppers, sliced
  9. 1 leek, chopped
  10. 2 medium sized carrots, chopped
  11. 500g potatoes, diced
  12. 1 tbsp tomato puree
  13. 1 small orange, juice
  14. beer, 300ml
  15. large pinch of Jamaican jerk spice
  16. 1 tin of pineapple chunks and juice, separated
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together 2 tbsp of flour with the salt and crushed peppercorn. Place the pork fillet on your work surface and rub in the season mixture on both sides.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan and add the pork fillet. Fry until browned (8 - 10 mins).
  3. Remove from the pan and slice, then transfer to a casserole dish.
  4. Next fry the onion, peppers and leeks until they begin to soften. Add the carrots and potatoes and fry for a further 5-10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the rest of the flour, along with the tomato puree, juice from the orange, beer and half of the juice reserved from the tin of pineapples, along with a large pinch of Jamaican jerk. Bring it to the boil and then carefully pour over the pork fillets.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, add the pineapple chunks and then cook for a further 15 minutes.
  7. Serve hot
Notes
  1. Serves: 4 people or 2 hungry people (with leftovers for lunch the following day).
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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    August 7, 2015

    Oooh pork and orange sounds lovely, I always go for the traditional pork and apple but I love the sound of this! Thank you for sharing with #cookblogshare x

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      Sarah
      July 26, 2015

      They are Ellen. Do try it sometime, thanks for leaving a comment.

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    Ceri Jones
    July 20, 2015

    Would never have thought of putting orange with pork – sounds like it is a cracking combo – especially with all the flavour from those spices!!

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      Sarah
      July 26, 2015

      It worked out like a dream! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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    VintageFolly
    July 20, 2015

    That pork look delicious! The whole dish does but I’m sorry, I’m completely distracted by your fabulous table cloth! Great post 🙂

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    Alyssia Slade
    July 20, 2015

    This looks seriously yummy, I’m a fan of pork with any kind of fruit so I will be giving this a try!

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