Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pork with red pesto

This is a very simple and easy recipe which was inspired by a chicken recipe of Kalyn Denny, of Kalyn's Kitchen. I have enjoyed Kalyn's chicken recipe many times.  But this is different because I use red basil pesto (i.e. basil pesto with tomato paste) and I use pork not chicken.  I also cook the pork as whole steaks and include the parmesan from the start, rather than doing a two stage process.  Apart from heating the oven, there is about five minutes preparation time and 45 minutes cooking time.

So pop the pork in the oven, pour a glass of wine and watch the evening news!  Then make a salad and your pork will be ready.


2 pork butterfly steaks (about 400 gr)
100 gr red basil pesto


Preheat the oven to 180c
Spoon half the pesto into the base of an oven-proof serving dish
Place the pork steaks on top
Spread the rest of the pesto over the pork
Grate Parmesan over the pork
Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.

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