Speedy Suppers – Smokey Pork with Pimentón and Peppers

13 Jan

I do love alliteration don´t you?! Even more I enjoy a speedy supper dish which tastes amazing and looks pretty too.

Smoky pork & peppers (1)

If you don´t eat pork, this would be delicious too with chicken. It just wouldn´t be so alliterative.

Ingredients (to serve 2)

  • 1 pork fillet cut into small strips (or use a small piece of pork loin)
  • 1 pepper, sliced (I used an orange one)
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced quite thickly
  • About 6 chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of smoked pimentón
  • A small glass of white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of crème fraiche (or use full fat yogurt)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive oil

Start by browning the little strips of meat in a tablespoon or so of olive oil. When they are browned, remove from the pan and set aside. Now add the onions, garlic,  peppers and mushrooms into the same pan and cook gently until softened then turn up the heat slightly to give some colour to the onions.

Add the meat back into the pan and sprinkle over the pimentón and season.  Fry gently for a minute then add the wine. Turn the heat down and continue to cook for a further 2-3 minutes then turn the heat up for a minute or so just to reduce a little of the liquid.

Check to taste the seasoning, turn off the heat and stir in the crème fraiche. Delicious served with plain boiled rice and some green vegetables.


54 Responses to “Speedy Suppers – Smokey Pork with Pimentón and Peppers”

  1. Eha January 13, 2013 at 04:40 #

    Love speedy dishes! Very used to alliteration ! Actually the ‘more we change the more we stay the same’ . . . Absolutely love your recipe and cook similar to this recipe more often than not . . .and then one wretchedly wants to add stuff like oyster sauce, fish sauce, kecap manis, all the soy sauces etc et al I guess it is a matter of geography and sociology and history: methinks most exciting!

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:30 #

      Ooh, yes..oyster sauce! Will have to look up kecap manis, not familiar with that so am now intrigued 🙂

  2. tobyo January 13, 2013 at 05:05 #

    I too love alliteration, as well as new pork recipes. I bought some Spanish pimenton when we were in Spain almost 2 years ago (WAH!!! I want to go back!) so I’m going to copy this recipe and use my pimenton from Spain with it. Yummy! and I just got a new rice cooker (for some reason I can’t do stove top rice….yea, don’t ask!) so perfect!

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:31 #

      Get that pimentón out and start using it 🙂 I love the stuff and use it a lot. And as for rice, my foolproof method is double the volume of water to rice plus a pinch of salt, Cover with a lid, bring to the boil, remove the lid and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Cover again, turn of the heat and leave for 15 minutes…perfect rice!

  3. thecompletecookbook January 13, 2013 at 08:57 #

    speedy suppers are usually the nicest – well in our home anyway.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:32 #

      Tell me about it…sometimes it´s nice to take all day to cook, but mostly there´s just not enough time so fast, tasty meals are on the menu!

  4. TheDorsetFinca January 13, 2013 at 09:28 #

    Speedy and smokey – sounds amazing! Pork is having a bit of a resurgence in our house at the moment, so this recipe will definitely make it onto the menu list!

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:36 #

      British pork really is so good now, it´s worth giving this one a go!

  5. cookinginsens January 13, 2013 at 09:42 #

    Our family loves pork. Great recipe!

  6. 76sanfermo January 13, 2013 at 09:43 #

    I’ll try it today since all the ingredients are available in my fridge….
    Good idea for a rainy Sunday dinner!
    Thanks so much

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:36 #

      Isn´t it great when you read a recipe and have everything to hand to give it a go!

      • 76sanfermo January 14, 2013 at 12:47 #

        So true!

      • 76sanfermo January 14, 2013 at 16:11 #

        Estaba muy apurada,antes, y no te dije que salió todo perfecto!
        Muchas gracias por la receta!
        Un abrazo

      • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 18:39 #

        De nada – ¡estoy contenta que te salió todo bien!

  7. Food,Photography & France January 13, 2013 at 10:30 #

    Excellent winter supper dish. I think it has to work best with pork.

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:37 #

      Fr me, I have to say it works best with pork too!

  8. Mad Dog January 13, 2013 at 11:08 #

    Excellent – pimentón makes everything exciting 😉

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:37 #

      I so agree and am having a bit of smoked pimentón phase right now!

  9. gardenfreshtomatoes January 13, 2013 at 13:00 #

    Quick, flavorful, and only one pan to wash?
    Sign me up!
    (I see you were productive when you couldn’t sleep, too! 😉 )

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:38 #

      One pan dishes are great! Yes…I think it´s my age, not being able to sleep 😦

  10. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide January 13, 2013 at 15:40 #

    Alliteration or not, this is awesome.

  11. bitsandbreadcrumbs January 13, 2013 at 18:12 #

    Thank you for reminding me how wonderful pork and peppers are together…both to eat and to say! 🙂 I love the touch of creaminess in this dish.

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:38 #

      Yes, the little touch of creaminess really makes it special!

  12. narf77 January 13, 2013 at 19:37 #

    Although the pork is off the menu, the rest of this dish (apart from the cream fraiche that can be veganised as well…) is spot on. Tried to find an alliteration for my veganised version but ended up coming up with another dish entirely! “Creamy courgettes with capsicum and cremini”…so its not the same BUT it IS veganised! ;). Good vegetables are almost as good as good meat in European cookery which makes Italian, Greek, French and Spanish recipes reasonably easy to veganise…they have a long history of peasant cookery and if you look below the meaty surface, the frugality of living in the Middle Ages alone would yield a lot of thrifty recipes with meat as just a “waft”. Now Germany might be a bit tougher! 😉

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:40 #

      Loving the creamy courgettes with capsicum and cremini! I love a lot about Mediterranean “poor food” which is all about eking (spelling?) out ingredients, especially vegetables to make filling, tasty meals.

      • narf77 January 14, 2013 at 11:42 #

        You have seen my comments…you certainly don’t have to worry about your spelling with someone who has spellchecker on speed dial whenever she writes a post, comments or indeed uses any form of social media ;).

      • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:50 #


  13. Karen January 13, 2013 at 20:08 #

    Simply, speedy and super delicious…I’m sure.

  14. Calico Stretch January 13, 2013 at 20:14 #

    Oh yum – I’m going to chickenise this for dinner tonight. Thanks m’dear.

  15. kalamitykelli January 14, 2013 at 02:30 #

    This looks so darn good! I’m going to make this very soon. I have a pork loin waiting for me to figure out what to make with it – and I just did!

    • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 11:50 #

      Pork loin is absolutely perfect for this – hope you enjoy it if you do make it!

      • PendleStitches January 14, 2013 at 17:22 #

        I was just thinking “pork loin” for this…nice and lean…I don’t ‘do’ fatty pork. But I’d surely scoff such a sumptuous supper in seconds.
        Sorry! 😉

      • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 18:40 #

        Yes, pork chops with a good rind of fat are not for everyone! This works so well with a lean cut and you can cut the meat as thin or thick as you like it 🙂

      • PendleStitches January 14, 2013 at 18:42 #

        The Husband will eat the fat…in fact he’d eat the squeak given half the chance!

      • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 18:53 #

        I´m with him!

  16. TBM January 14, 2013 at 13:07 #

    Speedy and good–I’m sold!

    • Lynn Howells January 14, 2013 at 16:14 #

      DON’T put up another amusing alliterative account, I am too busy reading Jerusalem! I will get to this pork recipe in the fullness of time. Ask Ria about the pork belly at Roast! L x x

      • Chica Andaluza January 14, 2013 at 18:53 #

        Ok, will sit quietly for a while until you have had a good read. It´s good isn´t it?!

  17. ChgoJohn January 14, 2013 at 21:24 #

    Drat! I’ve fallen behind in my blog reading and now it’s having an impact. I cooked a small pork loin for last night’s dinner and could easily have tried this recipe. You’ve never led me wrong in the past, Tanya, and I’ve a feeling I missed out on something special last night. Well, at this point all I can do is pin it so I know where it is the next time I cook a pork loin. And please don’t share any more tasty recipes until I’ve caught up. Thank you.

    • Chica Andaluza January 15, 2013 at 18:59 #

      Damn – hate it when that happens! Don´t worry, I´m suffering from a horrible cold and am up to my (blocked up) ears in work, so am way behind on my writing and posting…plenty of time for you to catch up on all your reading!

  18. Bluejellybeans January 15, 2013 at 08:35 #

    Oh, Tanya! Tiene una pinta fantástica. Una receta fácil de hacer pero rica, como me gustan… Gracias por compartir 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza January 15, 2013 at 19:01 #

      Hola Giovanna – gracias por tu comentario tan gracioso. Esto es un plato que hago mucho en España con el cerdo tan bueno que tenemos allí!

  19. Tandy January 15, 2013 at 10:02 #

    I’m a palindrome girl myself, but I love this dish 🙂

  20. katya kitchen January 16, 2013 at 20:27 #

    First Happy 2013! I love your colorful plate! Looks very tasty 🙂

  21. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen January 17, 2013 at 03:25 #

    I was thinking of taking out that glass of white wine and drinking it first.. while I made this dinner.. Thanks for such a literally lovely alliterative “Peck” of Pork Pimenton:) xxx


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