Andalusian pork

James Martin's recipe for this gutsy, simple dish, from southern Spain, is a great way of cooking pork
By James Martin
Andalusian pork
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus marinating overnight
  • Effort: easy



  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 g pork fillet, trimmed
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges, to serve


1. Mix the paprika, oregano, garlic and salt with the olive oil to make a thick paste.

2. Spread the paste evenly over the pork, cover and marinate in the fridge, ideally overnight.

3. Cut the meat into slices on the diagonal.

4. Heat a griddle or large heavy frying pan until very hot. Cook the pork for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through.

5. Serve at once with the lemon wedges.

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