Marinated pork fillets

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus marinating
  • Cooking time: 20-25 minutes, plus resting
  • Total time: 30 minutes to 35 minutes 35 minutes

Serves: 6


2 x 450g pork tenderloin fillets, trimmed of excess fat and sinew

To make marinade

2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tbsp thyme leaves
¼ tsp dried chilli flakes
½ lemon, zest and juice
½ tsp flaked sea salt
2 tbsp clear honey
2 tbsp olive oil


1. Start by making the marinade. Pound the garlic with the thyme, chilli, lemon zest and salt in a pestle and mortar to make a thick, aromatic paste. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the lemon juice, honey and olive oil. Add the pork fillets, season with black pepper and coat in the marinade. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

2. Drain the pork, reserving the marinade. Cook on a hot barbecue or griddle pan for 20-25 minutes, turning regularly and brushing with the reserved marinade, until thoroughly cooked.

3. Allow the pork to rest for 10 minutes, then slice thickly. Delicious with a large green salad and boiled new potatoes.