Pork in orange sauce (Secreto Iberico a la Naranja)

I have recreated this recipe from +June d’Arville. Original recipe attached below. I have change some of the ingredients. The brandy adsorbed the flavour of orange juice and zest.

The pork is tender juicy, and delicious serve with orange sauce and spinach. I serve it with White wine. I am glad it turnout well for me and my friend to eat. Let’s cook!!!

Ingredient for 2 persons


2 pork fillets
1/2 orange zest
1/2 orange juice, bottle
1 red onion, blend finely
1 small garlic clove, finely minced
¼ cup (60 ml) brandy
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
½ cup (120 ml) water
2 stalks of spinach, chopped
olive oil


Pour a little splash of olive oil in large non-stick pan and place it over high heat. As soon as the oil is hot, add the pork fillets to the pan.

Quickly sear them on both sides until browned and golden. This should only take a minute or 2. Then transfer the fillets to a clean plate and let them rest for now. Don’t discard the hot oil. Peel the red onion and the garlic clove and chop them finely. Turn the heat to medium and add the onion and garlic to the hot pan.

Stir well. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the onion starts to brown a little. Then add the orange zest. Stir again. The pour in the brandy, the white wine vinegar, the water and the orange juice.

Stir the sauce well and cover the pan then. Let the sauce simmer and reduce by half for a couple of minutes. It should thicken a little. Then add the chopped spinach. Stir and check the seasoning. Add extra pepper, salt or white wine vinegar to taste if necessary. Then add the fried pork fillets back to the hot pan.

Cover again and leave the pork simmer in the sauce for an extra 2 to 3 minutes until warmed through again. Place the pork fillets onto warm plates and drizzle with the orange sauce. Serve immediately.


The original recipes from June D’Arville recipe: https://www.junedarville.com/orange-sauce-recipe.html