Saturday, April 28, 2007

Cooking at Stav Østre: Pork tenderloin with bacon and sage

If you are on a diet, you should know that pork tenderloin is an extremely lean meat. In fact it contains as much fat as you find in the same amount of cottage cheese. This is a very easy way to prepare the pork and the vegetables on the same time.

To serve four you need

2 pork tenderloins (800 grs/1,8 lb)
8 large slices of lean bacon
16 large leaves of sage

Trim excess fat on both tenderloins, and rub them with salt and pepper.

Place whole leaves on top of the fillets, and fold the slices of bacon over. Fasten if necessary with string.

Place on a tray or as here on a grill.

Cut potatoes, zucchini and other vegetables and place in another tray. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and herbs. Place grill and tray in a medium hot oven (175C / 350F) and bake until fillets are well done (approx. 50 minutes). Take fillet out first and allow to rest for five minutes leaving vegetables in oven for that time.

Serve with a good red wine, preferably a Spanish one.

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