Pork Turf ‘n’ Surf with Chimichurri

Prep time 25 minutes Cook time 35 minutes

Serves 4 people



  • 2 x 400g thick pork fillets, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 12 large green prawns, butterflied lengthways, deveined, rinsed and dried
  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • Rocket leaves, to serve


  • 1 cup mixed fresh herbs, like flat-leaf parsley, basil and coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ΒΌ cup olive oil
  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped


  1. 1.
    To make the chimichurri dressing, place herbs, garlic, vinegar and oil in a small food processor. Process until finely chopped. Stir through chilli and set aside.
  2. 2.
    Preheat a char-grill pan over medium heat. Combine oil and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Brush pork and prawns with garlic oil. Char-grill pork, turning often, for 20-25 minutes or until almost cooked though. Transfer pork to a board, cover with foil and set aside to rest for 10 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Meanwhile, char-grill prawns in batches for 2-3 minutes, turning once, until flesh is just cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Char-grill lemons for a few minutes each side.
  4. 4.
    Slice pork. Arrange pork, prawns, lemons and rocket leaves on serving plates. Drizzle with chimichurri and serve.