Pork fillet with spinach farce

Tips and Tricks, all about Spinach

Spinach is not only good for your health but it is so easy to incorporate it into any recipes. Here a few tips and tricks about spinach. If you want to eat them raw, make sure to soak them into the water in order to remove any dirt. After you have soaked the leaves for about 5 minutes, put them into a colander and run the water again on it to make sure that no dirt is on the leaves. At this point, you can either use a salad spinner to drain all the water from the leaves. If however, you don’t have a salad spinner, you can just spread the leaves onto a clean cloth and roll the cloth onto itself, that way you should drain most of the water by squeezing the leaves into the cloth.

If you want to cook your spinach, the best way is to clean the leaves before and then pour the leaves into a shallow skillet. You don’t need to add water or oil. Cook the leaves slowly into the skillet until all leaves have become dark green and really soft. When that is done, pour all the cook leaves into a colander, that you previously covered with a clean cloth. Some of the water of the spinach will drain through the cloth, but to drain the rest of the water you must wait about 5 minutes for the leaves to cool down. When they cooled, lift each side of the cloth, keeping the spinach into the middle of the cloth and squeeze as hard as you can in order to drain the water from the spinach. Now you can use this cooked spinach into many recipes.

How can you use Spinach

Spinach is so versatile! You can add spinach into a freshly made apple juice with a hint of lemon. You can add spinach into your favorite morning smoothie! The spinach taste is so mild you won’t even know it is there. I used it into my kid’s smoothie, just add some milk, vanilla yogourt, banana, strawberries, and spinach. The smoothie gets that funny color but tastes like banana and strawberry! You can add spinach into your favorite tomato sauce or use it as a stuffing for many different kinds of meat. Like this stuffed pork filets.

How to make a stuffed pork fillet

This stuffed pork filet is so easy. It takes very little preparation and cooks by itself into the oven while you can enjoy your afternoon with your kids.

First, take the pork fillet and cut them lengthwise. Take a meat hammer and beat the meat in order to make them thinner and more flat. Secondly, take the meat and lay them flat on a baking dish. Add the cheese slices in the center of the pork fillet and then add the prosciutto slices on top of the cheese. Be sure to spread them evenly on the filets.

Now for the spinach, in order to add them, it is better than they are pre-cooked and well drained. For this, cook the washed spinach into a skillet. Cook them for until they are well cooked. Drain the water from the leaves, as explained above. When the leaves are well drained, add the them on top of the prosciutto slices. Close the pork fillet. Use some butcher twine to keep them close. Set aside while you prepare the sauce and start the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the sauce, add the tomato sauce into a mixing bowl, add the chopped garlic, the dry basil, the dry oregano and mix carefully. Add the sauce on top of the pork fillet. Cover the baking dish with a foiled paper and place the dish in the middle grill. Cook in the oven for about 1 1/2 hour at 325 degrees. When it is finished cooking, don’t forget to cut the butcher twine before serving. This pork can be served with simple white rice or with your favorite pasta! Bon appétit!

Pork stuffed with Spinach

by Melanie Dompierre
Quantity for: 6 people
PREP TIME15 mins
COOK TIME1 hr 30 mins
TOTAL TIME1 hr 45 mins
How to make a stuffed pork fillet

Ingredients

  • 2 pork fillets
  • 250g provolone slices
  • 250g prosciutto slices
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp dry basil
  • 1 tbsp dry oregano
  • 2 cups spinach (pre-cooked)
  • 2 cups tomato passata

Instructions

Pork fillet

  • Take the pork fillet and cut them lengthwise.
  • Take a meat hammer and beat the meat in order to make them thinner and more flat.
  • Lay the meat flat on a baking dish. Add the cheese slices in the center of the pork fillet and then add the prosciutto slices on top of the cheese. Be sure to spread them evenly on the filets.
  • Add the pre-cooked spinach on top of the prosciutto slices.
  • Close the pork fillet. Use some butcher twine to keep them close. Set aside.
  • Start the oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tomato Sauce

  • Add the tomato sauce into a mixing bowl, add the chopped garlic, the dry basil, the dry oregano and mix carefully.
  • Add the sauce on top of the pork fillet. Cover the baking dish with a foiled paper and place the dish in the middle grill. Cook in the oven for about 1 1/2 hour at
    325 degrees.
  • When it is finished cooking, don't forget to cut the butcher twine before serving. This pork can be served with simple white rice or with your favorite pasta! Bon appétit!

Notes

Did you make that recipe ..... tag me @mel4skilletsandpots on Instagram and hashtag it #skilletsandpots. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: bacon, cheese, fillet, ham, italian cuisine, Italian recipe, pork, proscuitto, provolone, spinach, stuffed, tomato sauce

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Written by Melanie Dompierre

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