Two 30 minute dinners – cheese crusted pork and bacon omelette

With everything having been a bit hectic lately the few nights I have been home I really wanted home cooked food. Time has not always been on my side so it had to be quick and, if possible, a bit on the lighter side!

I bought a fillet of pork on the way home one night for a very quick dinner. I had some Italian Moliterno at tartufo, a hard sheeps milk, Peccorini with truffle added when the cheese is matured at home, it was going a little dry so it was perfect for grating.

Moliterno crusted fillet of pork, serves 2 – oven 180C

  • 1 fillet of pork
  • Moliterno for grating
  • chili flakes
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Cabbage

Mix the grated moliterno, chili flakes and cracked pepper, the cheese is quite salty so no need for extra salt. Trim the fillet or pork and roll in the cheese. Pan fry the meat all around and then place in the oven for 18 minutes. Once cooked let it rest for at least 5 minutes. Please the cheese in an oven proof dish and bake for 5 mins to get some extra cheese crust.

When the pork is cooking wok the cabbage,add soy sauce to taste and serve with mushroom gravy and the sliced fillet of pork.


MoliternoCrustedPork

Another quick dinner is always omelette. It works a treat and it is so easy to mix with the veg you have at home. I had 4 rashes of bacon, not really enough for a meal but perfect with an omelette.

Bacon omelette with blue cheese dressing, serves 2

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 rashes of bacon
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • spring onion, sliced
  • carrot, grated
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp water

for the dressing

  • blue cheese
  • yoghurt, 2% fat
  • creme fraiche, 3% fat

Put the oven on 220C and put the bacon in there. It will cook whist you prep and cook the omelette. Prep the veg and mix the eggs and spices and then start with the dressing.

Place all the ingredients in a blender or mix it with a fork, pulse until mixed and still a little bit “lumpy” with cheese. It might need a little white pepper to bring out the flavours. The cheese has a high fat content but the yoghurt will add some acidity and with the low fat creme fraiche it will be a lighter alternative to many recipes around.

The bacon should start to crisp up now so heat a frying pan with a little oil for the omelette and start cooking. When it is almost done add all the veg on one side and set aside to cook the rest with no extra heat, it will be perfect as the eggs will continue to cook in the heat from the pan.

Add the dressing and garnish with the crispy bacon, dinner is served!

BaconOmelette

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