Cajun Pork with Pineapple Salsa £1.60 each !
I, picked up some fab meats at Waitrose at the magic hour on Sunday, and these lovely pork Loins were just £2 for two I also picked up a nice bit of rump steak reduced to 90p, so the pencilled in meal for Sunday night was Steak and Chips for the children with Pork for Stewart and I. At first I thought I would make a nice apple and cinnamon sauce to go with it, then had a total re-shake when I picked up Cauliflower rice for 5p at Asda, so I thought I would put a bit of Spice into it.
The Griddle pan is my saviour when it comes to cooking pork Loin, as it gives it a lovely charred look and it also cooks it evenly. The Cauliflower rice was a newbie for me, but it was actually quite nice when it was flavoured and flashed in the Wok, Any way, I hope you like this recipe, it is actually a simple dish that looks like heaps of effort has gone into it ! ( Great for impressing the In Laws !)
You will need…..
2 pork Loins
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp dried Thyme
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 diced pineapple
1 onion diced
2 large tomatoes or 6 small diced
1 finely diced Chili
juice of one lime
handful of chopped coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1 packet of cauliflower rice
1 tbsp. tomato puree
1 tsp paprika
1/2 cup of dried coconut
Mix the spices with the olive oil and then massage into the meat, leave this for a minimum of 30 minutes and turn put the griddle pan on a high heat, we want this at El scorchio temperature so that we get a fab charred look !
Peel and dice the Pineapple, mix this with the diced chili, onion, tomato and coriander.
Pour over the lime juice and salt then mix this well, the colours should look vibrant and it should taste fab, add or take away as much chili as you like, but it is nice to give it a bit of a kick as this compliments the Pork.
I followed the cooking instructions on the Cauliflower and it said to pop it into a microwave, but I flash fried it in the wok afterwards with the tomato puree, paprika and coconut, to give it an extra bit of ommpphhhh !
So the griddle pan is ready to rock and roll, so place your pork onto this and the sizzle when the meat heats the pan should be huge !
Don’t move the pork from this position, as you will disturb the griddle marks on the meat. Cook it for around 4 minutes per side, and then hold it up and just cook the fat, so that it crisps up.
Plate this up and enjoy !
If your a Pork fan, why not try this Simple yet Flipping Gorgeous Thai pork that only cost 60p a serving !