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Sometimes I can’t be bothered to spend a lot of time preparing ingredients and cooking, I just want something to eat now but it must still be tasty. The reliable and generous pig gives us just the thing, it’s tenderloin (or fillet). This is original fast food, you can have it ready quicker than any pizza company can deliver to you!

Pork tenderloin with honey and mustard sauce

2 teaspoons of olive oil

500g – 1kg of pork tenderloin

Salt and pepper

2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons of honey

2 tablespoons of apple vinegar

1 tablespoon of apple juice

2 cloves of garlic, minced

In a small bowl combine Dijon mustard, honey, apple vinegar, apple juice, 1 teaspoon olive oil and the minced garlic.  Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for a few hours, allowing the flavours to infuse together.

Remove any skin from the pork tenderloin and season the meat with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.  Heat the remaining teaspoon of olive oil in an oven proof pan over medium-high heat.  Once hot, add the pork tenderloin and seal the meat on all sides making sure that you get some browning – this will stop the meat from drying out and will give you some lovely flavour.  Place the pan into the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes (the time will vary depending on the size of the tenderloin). Remove from the oven, cover and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Heat the sauce in a small saucepan until warmed.  Pour generously over the sliced pork and serve with creamy mash.

Delicious!!

Well after a very strange week weather wise which made everyone around me grumpy, especially our kids because it was too cold to play in the park, the weather this morning is glorious. What a difference 3 days makes! From my office the view to Vitosha mountain is crystal clear, OK there is still some snow hanging around between the trees but it’s bathed in sunshine and looking fresh.

I think that I’ll get the barbecue out later this afternoon apart from being a fun way to cook the food always tastes great, maybe it’s something to do with the fresh air. I’ve got some fantastic Rib-eye steaks in stock which came from Italy

Ingredients:

  • 2 Rib eye steaks, about 400g, from Andy’s
  • 60ml HP Sauce
  • 30ml balsamic vinaigrette dressing (see recipe below)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves Instructions:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the HP sauce, dressing, garlic and oregano (save about 15ml of the mixture)
  • Put the steaks in a large resealable plastic bag
  • Pour remaining 25ml of the marinade over steaks and seal the bag
  • Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to marinate
  • Make sure the BBQ has reached cooking temperature
  • Remove steaks from bag, place them on your grill and cook about 4 – 5 minutes on each side or until medium
  • Serve drizzled with the saved marinade mixture.
  • Serve this grilled steak with some grilled vegetables and a salad of mixed greens with the balsamic vinaigrette dressing and you will have a delicious dinner.

    Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

    Preparation time: 5 minutes. Makes about 125ml.

    Ingredients:

    • 30ml white balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 90ml olive oilInstructions:
      • Whisk the first four ingredients in a mixing bowl until the salt is dissolved
      • Pour into a jar and add the olive oil, shake well (with the lid on!) until it is all mixed.
      • refrigerate if not using right away


After starting working out of our cellar room in the block where we live in Sofia and growing out of that a couple of years later I took over some premises from an on-line food business that was going to the wall. It was a ground floor apartment but it was never really suitable for what I wanted as it was quite difficult to find, it had some steps leading up to it and it didn’t have a proper shop window. So I have now moved to a purpose built shop in south Sofia next to the affluent suburbs where a lot of my existing and potential customers live. It is a lot easier to find and there is always parking near by. Hopefully business will improve as a result.

By the way our address is :-

Andys

No.5 General Kiril Botev Street, 1404, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

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