- 4 x NZ pork fillets, approx. 150-180g each
- ½ tsp salt
- Black pepper
- Juice and grated rind of 1 orange
- ½ cup tomato sauce or ketchup
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- Small bunch fresh thyme
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 3 cloves
In a mortar and pestle, grind the cloves, fennel and cumin seeds until powder-like in consistency. Add the remaining ingredients to a bowl and marinate the pork fillets in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Place marinated pork fillets in a baking dish and cook for 20-25 minutes. Serve sliced on a sharing plate.
Alternatively, heat the BBQ grill until smoking hot and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until the pork is blackened and very dark, then rest for 5 minutes.
Source: New Zealand Pork, with permission