Today I have a classic modern pork recipe for you. I recently cooked this for my wife, who is not really a big fan of pork… and it was an instant hit.
This makes a great dinner dish and also works very well for Valentine’s day or any romantic occasion. Even better, it can be made in about an hour and is not difficult to prepare.
Marinated Pork with Pepper
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp clear honey
1 tsp English mustard
500g (1 lb) pork fillet
25g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, peeled and chopped
150ml (3/5 cup) vegetable stock
1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and sliced (or 1/2 green bell pepper and 1/2 red bell pepper)
75g (3 oz) mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
Mix together the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, honey and mustard in a bowl. Add the pork and toss to coat and cover in a sauce. Cover the bowl and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
Melt the butter in a large, lidded, frying pan. Add the onion and the pork (drain and reserve the marinade) and cook for about 10 minutes, or until browned.
Add the stock and the reserved marinade then cover the pot and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through.
Stir in the bell pepper and mushrooms and continue cooking for 3 minutes more, or until the sauce has reduced sufficiently to coat the back of a spoon.
Serve hot on a bed of basmati rice.