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Great Non-Fried Pork Fillet Recipes and Sides

The awesome thing about cooking with pork fillets is that you can find so many pork fillet recipes to choose from. The one below is a nutritious adaption of fried pork chops. I’ve employed this method on chicken too. Aside from switching the meat, I’ve also made slight changes in the ingredients, for a changed up recipe on a different evening. At times all it will take is altering or adding a couple ingredients, and you have a completely distinct flavor. I’ll expound on some variations later. But, let’s initially take a look at the healthy alternative.

Non-fried Fried Pork Fillets

four pork loin fillets
½ cup Dijon Mustard
½ cup Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
½ tsp cayenne pepper
cooking spray

First, turn the broiler on. Next, coat the pork fillets with Dijon Mustard, enough to barely see the pork through it. Combine the bread crumbs and seasonings inside a shallow dish. Set the Dijon coated fillets in the crumbs, and turn. Repeat this stage, if necessary till the fillets are well covered. Put a slightly raised wire rack on a baking sheet. Spray the rack lightly with the cooking spray. Next, put the pork on to the wire rack, and lightly spray each of these with the cooking spray. Be sure it’s lightly, due to the fact some cooking sprays leave a chemical odor and taste if applied too heavily. Place the rack under the broiler, and cook till golden brown on both sides, flipping once. This ought to be about 5 minutes on either side, depending on the thickness. But, I always use a meat thermometer to be sure it is totally cooked.

The next piece of guidance is important, but can be challenging to hold to, especially if you’ve got a hungry crowd. But, allow the finished fillets stand for 5 minutes before cutting into them. This will seal in their juices, delivering a moist fillet.

Serves 4


This recipe would be awesome with a mushroom and rice dish, steamed broccoli, and a light fruit compote for dessert.


To get a tangy fillet, replace the Dijon with a mayonnaise and horseradish mix, and then omit the cayenne pepper. If horseradish is too spicy for you, try garlic as an alternative.

I have also put a Mexican twist to this by replacing the Dijon with mayonnaise seasoned with cumin and coriander, and add a few crushed tortilla chips in with the bread crumbs, then served with salsa.

An Italian touch would be adding grated parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs, and a mayonnaise blended with a little parsley and oregano, and omitting the cayenne pepper.

You don’t need to have multiple pork fillet recipes, to enjoy many different pork fillets. The variations are simple and quick. Regardless of what version you choose, you will be serving up pork like a pro.