This is such an easy and quick dish … and one of my everyday favorites. I do it a couple of times per months, because I just love pork in combination with apple.
Smoked pork filet is something I came across a couple of months ago at our Danish budget supermarket NETTO, absolutely delicious – just slightly smoked, so not so smoked as kassler (pork loin).
By the way do you know that Denmark has about 5,3 million slaughter ready pigs???? That is one pig per every Dane.
A recipe I have elaborated with from one of our national dishes, Oven Baked Falukorv.
Oven Baked, Smoked Pork Filet on Onion and Apple served with Cauliflower Mash, serves 2
180C/360F in 25 min.
300 gr sliced smoked pork filet, ½ inch think (4 slices p.p.)
2 small tomatoes, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 small red apple
butter for frying
60 ml (4tbsp) of relish – whatever you fancy.
2 large slices of mature cheese. (divided in 8 pc) – I used Germany Tilsiter
5 ml (1 tsp) of Dion Mustard
I small cauliflower head
2 medium potatoes
Butter for mash
• Wash and slice the apple, I leave always the peel on for the color. Slice the onion.
• Soft fry apple and onion slices in some butter for 2 min.
• Transfer the apple and onion to a suitable oven proofed dish.
• Spread some mustard on each meat slice and put a small amount of the relish on each slice.
• Then put a tomato slice and cheese slice in between every meat slice – finish off with seasoning with some fresh ground black pepper.
• Transfer to oven for about 25 min.
In the meantime, make the mash.
Break the cauliflower head into small florets, all the same size and peel the potatoes and cut into chunks.
Boil the potatoes in generous amount of salted water for 10 min – then add the cauliflower and boil for another 10 min. Drain well and put back on the burner until all excess water to evaporate.
Add some butter to the pot and season to liking – make the mash with the help of a hand mixer.
Spies I use for cauliflower is mostly nutmeg, curry and parsley. Here I used all 3.
For relish I use a gherkin, pimento and onion one – a little bit sweet, something we call Boston Mix. Something we often use for hot dogs and hamburgers.
You don’t need any sauce to this dish because there will be enough jus from meat and vegetables.
”A little pig goes a long way”
“Babe” – movie slogan
As cloud over this post have I chosen a very powerful classic piece by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns – Organ Symphony: 4. Maestoso, ‘Organ’ Op. 78- because it was used in my absolute favorite family movie: Babe.
Where Farmer Hoggett sings it when “Babe” is under the weather and there it was called – “If I had words”– Scott Fitzgerald put the words to this piece in 1978 and had a massive hit in UK, singing together with Yvonne Keeley.
“Babe”, the lovely movie, that put me off bacon for a couple of months in 1995.