My sticky miso and honey roasted pork fillet with silky smooth pumpkin mash not only is it great for a quick Sunday lunch to pull together, but you can also have this number any night of the week.
I mentioned in a previous post about the benefits of vitamin B. Pork is packed to the rafters of it and is a great way through diet to boost you full of the b’s. This will help alleviate stress, increase energy levels and they are fantastic for PMS.
I sourced my organic pork fillet from nearby by butcher GRUB. As in the words of Michael Pollan from his book Food Rules “eat animals that have eaten well themselves”, it was not as pricey as you think, I think a total of $7.50 for the fillet per person.
I have only just recently come across the wonders of miso paste since my trip to Japan in February, combine this delicious saltiness with honey and you have yourself a simple & wonderful glaze which goes so well with pork.
A dish that takes no longer that 30 minutes to pull together. Give it a go sometime this week.
150g-200g of organic pork fillet
1 Tsp miso paste
1 Tbsp raw honey
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Cup pumpkin, skinned and cubed
1 Tsp butter
Sea salt and Pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to 200c. In a small sauce pan add miso paste, honey, garlic, vinegar, 1 tbsp coconut oil and slowly melt and simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes.
2. In another medium saucepan add a pinch of sea salt and pumpkin and cover with boiling water, let it boil for around 10-15 minutes until soft to touch with a fork, remove from heat and drain in a sieve.
3. During this time grab a small frying pan and heat with 1 tbsp coconut oil until its quite hot. Sear the meat until browned all over for about 6 minutes.
4. Pop pork in a oven proof tray and brush about 1 tbsp of the glaze over the pork, before placing in the oven for about 15-17 minutes. Stick a fork in to make sure the juices run clear, leave to sit for 5 minutes.
5. Whilst the pork is cooking, mash or blitz your pumpkin with butter in a food processor to get it extra smooth, season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
6. Slice your pork, drizzle the rest of the honey dressing on top of it and serve on the pumpkin mash. Serve with a side of salad or green peas.1