This recipe using pork, banana and curry works great on weeknights for a quick meal. You can probably experiment with substituting the pork with some soy bean product to make it vegetarian.
Even though I don’t eat that much meat anymore, this dish (called “Fläskfilé Africana” in Swedish) brings back childhood memories since it was probably the only dish my father did in between pancakes, porridge, sandwiches and heating up frozen pizza. Fläskfilé Africana is actually a classic dish from the 70’s but I grew up on it in the 90’s.
And when I think about it, it also brought back other memories from the 90’s like floppy discs, dial up modems, music on CD’s, mobile phones used only for calling, computer games like Civilization, Colonization, Wolfenstein 3D, Kings Quest, Prince of Persia, Warcraft.
Enough of the nostalgia! here’s the recipe, enjoy!
Recipe: Pork with banana and curry sauce
- 500 g pork tenderloin
- ½ tsp salt
- black pepper
- 300 g rice uncooked
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 tsp curry
- 2 tbsp flour
- 200 ml water
- 200 ml cream
- 1 banana ripe
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 tbsp cognac
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
- Boil the rice
- Cut the pork in 2 cm thick slices, add salt and pepper to it and set aside
- Fry the butter and curry a minute in a pot over low heat
- Stir in the flour then add water and cream
- Heat it up while stirring and then let it simmer for 3 min under a lid
- Mash the banana and add to the sauce along with minced garlic, cognac, lemon and salt. Keep the sauce hot but with boiling it
- Heat up butter in a big frying pan and fry the pork for around 2 min on each side on medium to high heat
- Serve pork with rice and sauce and perhaps some chutney and peanuts.