Seared Coffee Marinated Filet of Pork with Salad of Cucumber and Nuts


(For 1 portion)

Coffee marinated filet of pork:

  • ½ filet of pork

For the coffee marinade:

  • 2 tbsp ground coffee
  • 1 tbsp table salt 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1/3 tbsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin

Cucumber salad:

  • Cucumber
  • Shiso Purple
  • Olive oil

Coffee Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp white onion, chopped
  • 150ml rapeseed oil 
  • 25g coffee 
  • ½ tbsp cider vinegar 
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup 


For the Coffee Marinade:

  • Mix all ingredients together and roll the pork filet into the marinade. Leave to rest for one hour and cook in a non-stick pan. Leave to rest for 10 minutes and serve with a coffee dressing.

Cucumber Salad:

  • Make some tagliatelle (finely sliced cucumber made with mandolin or potato peeler) with the cucumber and toss in roasted cumin seed and olive oil.
  • Season to taste and sprinkle a punnet of chopped Shiso Purple cress over the salad.

Coffee Dressing:

  • Chop the onions very finely. Crush the coffee beans in a mortar with a pestle until large granules form.
  • Sweat the onions and coffee slowly in the rapeseed oil. Blend and pass through a chinois.
  • Finish the dressing by mixing in the golden syrup and cider vinegar.

Recipe: Franck Pontais

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