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Fillet of Pork with Honey and Sesame Seeds, Carrot and Ginger Sauce


This recipe showcases White Sesame Seeds. Serves 4.


275ml freshly squeezed carrot juice
1 large piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped, squeezed in a clean tea towel to collect the juice
110g salted butter
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 King Edward or other floury potatoes, peeled, cut into cubes
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 sprig fresh thyme
12 garlic cloves, skin on
2 x 375g pork fillets, trimmed
25g rapeseed oil
2 tbsp. clear honey
4 tbsp. sesame seeds


Preheat the oven to gas 200C/400F/Gas 6.

Place the carrot juice and ginger juice into a pan over a medium heat and bring to the boil.

Cook to reduce to about 150ml of liquid, then slowly whisk in 30g of the butter. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside.

Heat a frying pan and add 50g of the butter and the olive oil. Add the potatoes and fry over a high heat until starting to become golden-brown.

Add the herbs and garlic and continue to fry until the potatoes are cooked through.

Heat a clean frying pan until hot, add the rapeseed oil and remaining 30g butter. Once the butter is foaming, add the pork fillets and fry, turning occasionally, until golden-brown on each side. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Remove from the pan and place onto a plate. Drizzle with the honey and coat well with the sesame seeds.

Transfer the honey and sesame-coated pork fillets to a trivet in a roasting tray and place into the oven to cook for 10-12 minutes, or until completely cooked through. Remove from the oven and leave to rest in a warm place for five minutes.

To serve, carve the pork into thick diagonal slices. Spoon the potatoes into the centre of each plate. Top with the pork and spoon over the carrot and ginger sauce.

Source: Galton Blackistone

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