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Pork fillet stuffed with Sage and Chestnut with Marmite Gravy

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Posted by janejudy at 8:00 AM

This is such a delicious simple recipe.  The combination of red onion, sage and chestnut in the stuffing is lovely.  Do not overcook pork tenderloin as it tends to go a little hard and chewy.  The cheats marmite gravy is genius and can be used on all sorts of dinners (bangers and mash comes to mind) so if you are entertaining and don’t have much time this is a winner.

Serves 4


Knob of butter

1 small red onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 ½ tbsp chopped fresh sage

40g / 1 ½ oz vacuum-packed cooked chestnuts, roughly chopped

25g / 1oz fresh breadcrumbs

500g /1lb 2oz pork fillet (1 large or 2 smaller halves)

3 tbsp olive oil

Sage leaves



Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan170°C/gas 5. In a frying pan, heat the butter and 1 tbsp olive oil and gently fry the red onion, finely chopped, for 5 minutes. Add the garlic clove, the sage and chestnuts, and cook for a few minutes.

Add the onion and chestnut mixture to a bowl with the breadcrumbs. Season and mix well. Take the pork fillet, make an incision along the length(s) and stuff with the chestnut mixture. Tie with kitchen string, at intervals, along the length of the pork, dotting sage leaves under the string.

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large ovenproof frying pan, brown the pork on all sides, then transfer to the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes. Rest for 10 minutes then remove the string and carve into thick slices.


Marmite gravy


25g / 1oz butter

2 tbsp plain flour

2 tbsp caramelised onion chutney

1-2 tsp marmite

500ml / 18fl oz beef stock



Melt the butter in a small pan, then add the flour, onion chutney and marmite and mix to a paste. Cook for 2 minutes before gradually adding the stock. Bubble for 5 minutes, then season and serve.