Pork Fillets in Chocolate Sauce

  • 10/05/2010
  • 4
  • 95 min

This recipe is for anyone that likes to experiment with unusual combination of flavours, this time pork fillets with quality chocolate (we recommend one with 70 percent cocoa).


  • 4 pork fillets
  • 1 tbsp Vegeta Gourmet stock powder
  • 1 tsp lemon rind, grated
  • 1 tbsp mint, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, cut in quarters
  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 20 g butter
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • 35 g dark cooking chocolate
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 100 ml cooking cream
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 pinch white pepper, ground
  • 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mint, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Vegeta Gourmet stock powder
  • Side Dish
  • 250 g long grain rice
  • 800 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • 100 g roasted peanuts, cleaned


  1. 1.
    Trim pork fillets of any fat and sinew. Place them in a bowl and sprinkle with Vegeta Gourmet stock. Add lemon rind, mint, garlic and olive oil. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap and let marinade for an hour.
  2. 2.
    In a large pan heat up butter and fry the marinated fillets, each side 3-4 minutes. Then continue to braise adding small amounts of warm water over 15-20 minutes of cooking.
  3. 3.
    Sauce: In a small bawl break the chocolate into pieces, add water and melt over steam. Gradually whisk in cream, ginger, white pepper, chilli, lemon juice, mint, Vegeta Gourmet stock and add also 2-3 tablespoons of the liquid sauce that the steaks are cooking in. Cook over the steam for a minute and keep on warm place until serving.
  4. 4.
    Side Dish: Into boiling salted water add rice and cook on mild heat for 10-12 minutes. Gently stir oil and peanuts in the rice.


Serve the aromatic pork fillets with peanut rice and warm chocolate sauce.


For chocolate sauce use dark cooking chocolate with around 70% cocoa.