Apricot stuffed pork fillet

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Apricot stuffed pork fillet
Apricot stuffed pork fillet
Served with spaghetti and steamed broccoli
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:281
Ready in:1 hour, 5 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:26th September 2013
I found it more secure to tie with kitchen string, using cocktail sticks to hold it in place while I tied the fillet.
Butterflied and stuffing placed on one side

A different way to cook pork fillet, this version stuffed with dried apricots served in a creamy mushroom sauce.


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Butterfly the pork fillet lengthways. Cut it open like a book.
  2. Flatten a little more using a rolling pin or a meat mallet.
  3. Season the inside with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange the chopped apricots and chopped sage leaves along one side.
  5. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
  6. Close the book and secure with cocktail sticks or tie with fine string.
  7. Heat the tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Sprinkle with a little black pepper and brown the pork fillet, turning regularly so it colours evenly.
  8. Remove and keep warm.
  9. Add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté until softened but not coloured.
  10. Add the stock, lime or lemon juice to the onions, add the meat and cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  11. Add the sliced mushrooms and the sherry, stir well, cover and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  12. Remove the pork and discard the string or cocktail sticks, set to one side and keep warm.
  13. Stir in the soured cream and warm through. Don't allow it to boil or it will separate.
  14. Slice the pork fillet into medallions and arrange on serving plates.
  15. Spoon the mushrooms and sauce over the pork.

Serving suggestions

Serve on a bed of plain rice garnished with a few fresh sage leaves.

Variations

Serve with pasta, plain boiled rice or boiled new potatoes.

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Chef's notes

Follow the RSPCA Think Pig Checklist to make sure that your pork has come from pigs that have been reared to higher welfare standards.

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