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Pork Delight: This One’s for the Boys

March 10, 2011

“You had me at bacon,” said my boyfriend Ryan when I presented two pork-themed dinner options for Sunday night. The bacon in question? One of two layers of meat in Dinner for (n)one‘s recipe for “Oven-Baked Pork Fillets with Onion & Mustard Topping.” What is it about bacon that turns even the most sophisticated men into grunting, food-shoveling teenage boys? Say bacon, and its like mentioning the words treat or walk in front of a dog—one track mind.  I’ve made a few modifications to the original recipe, and posted my version below.  Enjoy!

Oven-Baked Pork Fillets with Onion & Mustard Topping:

  • ½ a large onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 tsp butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup cream
  • 2-3 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • pepper
  • salt
  • sugar
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops / tenderloin
  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half
  • parsley to garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 425°F. Heat butter in a frying pan and sauté onions for 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar and let simmer for 1 – 2 minutes. Stir in cream, let simmer for another 5 minutes, and then stir in mustard, paprika, and salt & pepper to taste. Flatten the pork with a meat tenderizer (or the heal of your hand) and season with a little salt & pepper. On a non-stick pan, lay out your strips of bacon, slightly overlapping, to form a ‘bed’ for the fillets. Top each piece of pork with the onion mixture. Bake in oven for 15 – 20 minutes, then garnish with chopped parsley if desired.

Find the original recipe, and pictures to do it justice here.

Make this easy yet impressive dish for your guy (or for dinner guests) and I guarantee you’ll get a great response. Time to practice those modest ‘oh it was nothing’s! (Caution: smelling and/or tasting this dish may cause temporary Neanderthal side effects in males. I believe the term ‘pig on pig’ was used to describe this dish…)



One Comment leave one →
  1. March 11, 2011 5:40 am

    Hi Bria, looks good and I’m glad the recipe worked out for you! Thanks for trying it!

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