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How to cook a pork loin fillet

Updated February 21, 2017

The pork loin fillet is considered the best cut of pork and it's an easy meal to make. Cook the fillet whole or stuff it with a tasty filling. Each method is simple and can range from pan frying to baking. Since the fillet is generally thicker than a regular pork chop, braising the pork fillet while it cooks will help keep the meat moist and tasty.

Trim excess fat, if any, from the loin fillet. Heat oil in the skillet or the Dutch oven until hot.

Sprinkle the lemon pepper or other seasoning over the fillets. Dust them evenly with paprika.

Sear the loin fillets on both sides until they're evenly brown. Add water to half the thickness of the fillets.

Bring to a boil, then cover and turn down the heat to a low simmer. Allow them to for cook 45 minutes to an hour.

Remove the fillets from the pan and serve. If desired, add flour to the seasoned water mixture in the pan and stir until thickened for a delicious gravy.

Tip

The thicker the fillet, the longer it will take to cook thoroughly. If in doubt, use a meat thermometer to check the fillets are cooked properly after 45 minutes.

Use a few slices of fatty bacon instead of the oil to add extra flavour.

Warning

Always ensure that pork is cooked thoroughly.

Things You'll Need

  • Pork loin fillets
  • Lemon pepper or other seasoning
  • Paprika
  • Oil
  • Deep frying pan
  • Dutch oven with lid
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