Bacon Wrapped Pork Fillet - Tudor Pork
We first came across this bacon wrapped pork fillet in a lovely little organic farm shop in North Yorkshire whilst on our campervan adventure in 2012. They called it Tudor Pork, and I *think* that they had found it in a very old British recipes book, but don't quote me on that! I can't seem to find reference to it anywhere else so far though.
It's a great alternative roast meat for a family dinner, and of course satisfies a bacon lovers desire for all things baconified!
Bacon Wrapped Pork Fillet - Nutritional Info
Pork tenderloin fillet is a very good source of protein, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6 and selenium, as well as being a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus and zinc.
Bacon of course adds extra taste (if not much in the way of nutrients), and if you serve this meat with a good selection of vegetables, then you're definitely going to have a nutrient packed meal.
Tudor Pork - Ingredients - serves 6
- 2 pork tenderloin fillets
- 12 rashers of smoked bacon
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tsp dried marjoram
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 180C (350F Gas Mark 4)
- In a small bowl mix together the tomato puree, marjoram, salt, pepper and water.
- Using a pastry brush (I love the silicon ones for jobs like this) or your hands if you like to get messy, brush some of the tomato mixture all over the pork fillets.
- Carefully wrap the bacon slices securely around the fillet - you can use cocktail sticks to hold it in place if you want a less rustic look.
- Once the bacon is in place carefully brush over the top of it with the remaining tomato mixture.
- Place on baking trays and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Remove the pork from the oven and carefully drain off the liquid from the tray.
- Return the pork to the oven and bake for a further 5 - 10 minutes or until the bacon has crisped to your liking.
Serve with roast and steamed vegetables. We like roast garlic cauliflower and spicy roast vegetables, along with steamed broccoli and asparagus to give an interesting variety of colours, textures and flavours.
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