I had to throw this away - could not eat it. I followed the cooking instructions. The cooking period I used (for 40 mins). It seems the only reviewers who found this pork fillet good to eat, were those who cooked it long and slow / used a slow cooker. If slow cooking is the only way to make this cut edible, it should be clearly stated on the instructions. It was stringy and tough when cooked as advised. Perhaps not ‘hung/matured’ for long enough, or poorly butchered. Very disappointing.
Tough as old boots
We were really surprised how tough this pork fillet was. We have had pork fillet many times although bought from different shops, and I must say this is the worst we have had. Dreadful.
Tender if cooked properly
Tender if cooked properly. I usually get the "finest" but bought this as the finest was unavailable. I use this to make Wiener Schnitzel. Cut it in half, butterfly each portion then bash it till its nice & thin. Season all over with salt & black pepper then coat with breadcrumbs & fry on each side for a few minutes. Perfect. This cut is unsuitable for long slow cooking as it is very lean. Slow cooking dries it out. If you want slow cooked pork buy shoulder.
It is good... Cook it right ( IE lower and slower)
It is good... Cook it right ( IE lower and slower) and it is great. I see the usual type of "Tesco Complainers" showing themselves up as being simply unable to cook yet again.
Great pork fillet for a Jamie Oliver recipe.
Just had this for Sunday lunch and it was delicious. Lovely and tender. Trimmed a bit off sinew & fat off but not too much. Used it in the Jamie Oliver prosciutto & green pesto recipe. Turned out fab. Will buy again to use in this recipe.
I love it
I buy this every week and it is fine. I have cut it into medallions and fried with cream n mushrooms, cooked in the oven whole for char Sui pork, cut into pieces and breadcrumbed it and used Tesco pork cobbler recipe. I never use instructions on the packaging. You need to remove the sinew before cooking it.
Amazing Pork if you can do low and slow.
Bought one of these last week and cooked it sous vide 62 degrees for 2 hours before searing (I used a recipe from youtube), you can pan sear but I used a blow torch, so succulent, really nice. Cut into slices and served in a thai soup with noodles.
Will buy again.
I used this in slow cooker to make a tasty pork hot pot. I sliced it into 4 portions. Everyone said the meat was tasty. In the past I have used diced pork.
Tough as old boots
I have bought 2 of these in the last few weeks , the first was so tough as to be almost inedible and I thought perhaps it was just an one off so I bought another last week and it was the same . Never again
Sorry - not Tesco's usual quality
Not fresh enough ! I received this item on 7/2/21 which was the "best before" date . So it had to be used that day. It was poorly butchered and had to be trimmed of a lot of fat and fibrous tissue . When cooked it was tough. Not Tesco's usual standard. .