Roast pork fillet wrapped in bacon with added fragrant sage leaves. A tender and moist pork main dish, perfect for any night of the week.
Roast pork fillet wrapped in bacon with the fragrant addition of fresh safe leaves make an impressive main dish. This recipe ended up on the blog after Michelle and I were having a talk about food. She mentioned having a healthy sage plant growing in her garden. When I think sage, pork immediately comes to mind, a flavour match made in heaven. This quick, but impressive dish is one I make regularly when I have friends round for dinner.
Can this dish be prepared in advance?
You can prepare this pork dish in advance and allow it to sit in the fridge until you are ready to cook. Dishes like these are ideal when you have people for dinner, leaving you more time to spend with guests. If feeding a crowd simply double or triple the recipe. I’ve cooked 5 fillets in one go when I’ve had large numbers to feed.
What can I serve with Roast Pork Fillet?
This is a go to recipe for me, particularly coming into the busy party season, but also a regular quick roast any day of the week. Served with our Mustard Mash and some green vegetables, it’s prepared and on the table in under an hour.
A take on this recipe also featured on our first Supperclub, where we paired it with our Braised Red Cabbage, a deliciously spiced and pickled side dish. Another great side to serve with this dish is our Savoy Cabbage with Bacon & Cider.
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Additional recipe suggestions:
If you like this recipe then why not try our Roast Pork Belly, our Sirloin Steak with Mushrooms & Madeira, our Roast Guinea Fowl with Rich Chicken Jus, our Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, or our Pan-fried Chicken with Bacon & Beans, great dinner party mains.
Pork fillet wrapped in streaky bacon with sage
- 450 g pork fillet
- 200 g smoked streaky bacon
- sprig of fresh sage leaves
- 1 tbsp light olive oil
- ground black pepper
- Prepare the pork fillet by removing any fat and sinew. Leave the fillet whole and season with pepper (do not add salt as the smoked bacon will add salt to the dish).
- Lay the streaky bacon flat out on a board with the edges touching lengthways.
- Finely cut the sage leaves and mix with the olive oil. Rub over the entire pork fillet then place the fillet directly onto the bacon slices.
- Wrap the bacon around the pork fillet to ensure that the pork is covered, leaving no gaps.
- Place on a baking tray and cook in a pre-heated oven at 180CFan for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 70C. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing up and serving.