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Pork with camembert and plum sauce recipe

This pork fillet, studded with thin slices of Camembert cheese and served with plum sauce, is one of those meals that are special but oh-so-easy! Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 fennel bulbs, quartered
  • 2 leeks, topped and tailed, rinsed and quartered
  • 2 pork fillets, about 500g in total, each cut in half to make 4 fillets
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • olive oil spray
  • 100g camembert cheese
  • 1 cup plum sauce (available from most supermarkets)


Heat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced.

Add stock to a large saucepan, bring to the boil and add the fennel bulbs. Reduce heat to low and poach for 5 minutes before adding leeks. Turn vegetables every now and then.

Spray pork fillets with oil and rub in the garlic. Mix salt, pepper and fennel seeds together on a board and roll the fillets over to coat. Heat a large frying pan to high and add the pork fillets. 

Brown pork on all sides for a couple of minutes and place in the oven for 4 minutes.

Remove fillets from pan and place on a board in a warm place to rest for about 5 minutes.  Make two incisions in each fillet, about two-thirds of the way through, and place a slice of camembert in each incision. 

Heat plum sauce and keep warm.

Place pork on plates, pour over warm plum sauce and serve with drained fennel and leeks.


  • Why is it good for you? Pork fillets are low in fat and a little camembert never hurt anyone – just ask French people! This is truly one of my favourite indulgent dinners of all time.
  • 1819.6kj (434.6cal); 10.4g total fat (5.33g saturated fat)
  • This recipe was written by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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