This is quick, has OMG levels of flavour and is very popular when it hits the table – filling and veg packed.
A much under looked joint in my opinion, pork loin is cheap and low fat. marinated in teriyaki sauce, it takes on a smoky BBQ flavour and it cooks in no time as it is not too thick. You can BBQ this, pan fry or pan roast – start it off in a pan and transfer to the oven to cook through whist you are getting on with the stir fry. Like with all pork dishes, check that the meat is thoroughly cooked through with no pink left when plated. At the same time, do not overcook it was it can go leathery and stiff.
A great source of protein and fibre with all the colour you need to make it visually exciting. A great mid week treat.
The quantities of this are very flexible. Buy as much as you need for the faces around the table and cook as below.
Terrific Teriyaki Pork – Serves 4-6
6-700g pork tenderloin fillet
1 x bottle of teriyaki marinade (found in the Asian goods aisle)
1/2 jar redcurrent sauce
2 x packets of stir fry vegetables
Take the pork, snuggle neatly into a bowl and pour marinade over. Cover and pop into the fridge until you are ready for cooking – at least an hour to get the flavours in though. When you are ready, either BBQ or pan fry the fillet until all sides are browned and the meat is cooked through. Rest under foil for at least 10 minutes while you are doing the stir fry.
Pop the redcurrant sauce into a small sauce pan with some water and heat ever so gently until it starts to liquidise.
Stir fry the veg over a high heat with a little wok or rape seed oil. Season and plate onto waiting warmed plates.
Slice the fillet on a slant and plate on top of the vegetables. Drizzle the redcurrant sauce over and slide under the noses of the waiting family whilst a glass of cold white is slid under yours – you can always hope!