21 April 2008

Madrid Pork

Aside from cured pork Andalucia has some fantastic recipes for fresh pork. Loins of lomo which are the finest cut are very popular as is "magra" a slightly cheaper cut. Both are used for tapas and main meals in restaurants and bars. Below we have a take on Madrid style pork. Enjoy!

You will need (serves 4-6):

6-8 Pork fillets or pork chops
8 cloves garlic
handfull parsley, chopped
half teaspoon thyme
half teaspoon sweet paprika (you can substitute for hot paprika, for added bite)
1 bay leaf
100ml extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to season

How to cook:

1. In a large shallow dish or baking tray, place the olive oil, garlic, parsley, thyme, paprika, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Mix well.

2. Place the pork fillets in the tray with the marinade and leave them in the fridge for 2-3 hours, turning frequently.

3. When marinaded, place the pork onto an oven tray adding any remaining marinade and cook on a low to moderate oven for about 40 minutes.
4. Serve with boiled potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

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