Jamie Oliver's pork fillet with feta cheese and prosciutto
I saw Jamie Oliver make this on a recent TV program, it might have been 15 minute meals.
This is my lazy version of a similar recipe. The feta cheese adds a really interesting flavour, sour, almost lemon-like. I only used 150g of pork fillet as that was what was in the freezer. As it was it was plenty for 2 people.
Next time I would try this with a nice ham or very thinly sliced bacon. Prosciutto is probably a bit fiddly for this recipe. jamie made an impression with his thumb to put the cheese in; I found using cocktail sticks meant that you could leave the cheese as photographed here.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- 150 g pork fillet (half of 1 fillet, sliced lengthwise)
- 100g feta cheese (half a pack)
- 1 pack of prosciutto (or thinly sliced streaky bacon, see above)
- 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
- A good pinch of dried oregano
- Cut the pork fillet into squares
- Spread the pork fillet pieces evenly on a chopping board and cover with a silicone baking mat (or clingfilm) and bash flat with a rolling pin
- Measure out your feta cheese and put the pack back in the fridge - it's very easy to get the cheese cross-contaminated in preparing a recipe like this.
- Meanwhile gently fry the onions in a little olive oil.
- Roughly distribute the cheese on the flattened pork squares - you don't have to be that neat, the cocktail sticks will save the day!
- Shake dried oregano and black pepper over the cheese.
- Roll up each square in a sheet of prosciutto (or bacon) and pin with a cocktail stick.
- Leaving the onions in th epan, place each pice of pork in the pan making sure it contacts the base of the pan.
- Pan-fry for about 5 minutes.
- Tun over and fry the other side for a further 5 minutes.
- Pick the thickest piece of pork to make sure it's properly cooked.
- Jamie Oliver TV program
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