Sunday, 10 February 2013

Jamies 15 Minute Meals: Glazed Pork Fillet with Cajun-Style Pepper Rice and BBQ Sauce

I'm having a bit of a Jamie fix at the moment. I have recorded the whole of Jamie's 15 Minute Meals and I'm watching them with the cookbook (borrowed from the library) sat by my side! This is the first one I've actually tried to cook though and it worked! It took me 30 mins rather than his over ambitious 15 but it was so tasty, the BBQ sauce having the right kind of tang and the pork and rice were beautifully cooked. So they work! There are several more that I want to try, so I might even invest in the book for myself!

I changed a couple of things. I didn't have any okra so I left it out and I also forgot the garlic in the BBQ sauce, but I don't think it did it any harm.

Glazed Pork Fillet with Cajun-Style Pepper Rice and BBQ Sauce
(adapted from Jamie's 15 Minute Meals)
(Serves 4)

600g pork fillet
1 heaped tsp ground allspice

1 red onion
1 stick celery, chopped
2 peppers, chopped
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 pinch cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
240g brown rice, cooked
1 lemon
1/2 bunch fresh basil

BBQ sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 heaped tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp brown HP sauce
1 heaped tbsp runny honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp tabasco
3 tbsp fresh apple juice

pickled veg
4 tbsp fat-free natural yoghurt

Heat a frying pan and add 1 tbsp oil. Score lengthways through the centre of the pork, open it out like a book, then flatten it slightly. Rub with salt, pepper and the allspice, then add to the pan. Turn once when it has a dark golden crust, after about 4 mins.

Heat another tbsp oil in a casserole and add the onion, celery, and peppers. Then add the paprika, cumin and fennel seeds and a cup of water, stirring regularly.

To make the BBQ sauce, put all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl with a pinch of salt, then mix well. When the pork has a good crust on both sides, transfer to a baking dish. Pour over most of the sauce and place under the grill until the pork is cooked through. Pour the rest of the sauce into a small bowl to serve on the side.

Stir the rice into the veg pan, squeeze over the lemon juice, then roughly chop and add the basil and season to taste. Slice up the pork and serve with the extra sauce and some pickled veg. Dollop some yoghurt over the rice before serving.


  1. I am hoping to make this recipe on the upcoming weekend, so I was interested to find someone else who had made it. I'm glad you found it tasty! I had a peek around your blog and it looks quite interesting. Very similar in layout to mine, and I think I'm going to like some of your recipes. :)

  2. Thanks so much for giving us these recipes, I have been watching it on More 4 and could not find them anywhere else!Linda

  3. Thank you!! I made a photocopy from the libary of this recipe and the instructions on half the page were illegible, but didn't realise until I got home! I have all my ingredients waiting!! After half an hour of internet searching I came across your blog page - Many thanks!!

    1. No problem, I hate when that happens. I'm glad I could help :)

  4. I did this one a few months back, Its really good and tasty plus the fact that it brings in some new interesting flavours in my opinion.

  5. Thank you so much! You made my day! I saw Jamie's show on TV yesterday in Sweden and I searched the internet for the recipe and couldn't find it until now! /Eva

  6. thanks for the recipe. i will try it this weekend. will try with chicken Brest instead of pork.

  7. Thanks, saw this episode last night and knew I had to try it. I'm glad I found your site, I would have forgotten the apple juice and allspice