Dinner Tonight: Ferran Adrià's Pork Loin with Roasted Peppers and Parsley Oil


[Photo: Nick Kindelsperger]

This is the third recipe I've made from Ferran Adrià's The Family Meal, and like the others, it seems almost purposely minimal. Not counting salt and pepper, there are really only five ingredients here. And yet, this still comes out as a full and flavorful meal. That's the case even though the thinly sliced pork chops are treated almost as an afterthought. The bulk of the recipe deals with cooking the red bell peppers and the parsley and garlic oil.

The red bell peppers are first roasted in the oven, before being skinned, seeded, and cut into thin slices. Finally, they and any juices from the roasting process are combined in a small saucepan are cooked briefly. While the peppers roast, the garlic cloves are blanched twice in boiling water before being blended with parsley and olive oil.

Perhaps some more love for the pork would have been good, but the result is an astonishing amount of flavor from just a few ingredients.

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