Bifana Recipe

Bifana Recipes

  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 50 mins 


Original recipe makes 4 servings

  •  3/4 cup white sugar
  •  1/3 cup cider vinegar
  •  1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  •  1 tablespoon garlic powder
  •  1 teaspoon ground cumin
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  •  1/4 teaspoon dried red chile pepper
  •  4 cups diced rhubarb
  •  1/2 cup chopped red onion
  •  1/3 cup golden raisins
  •  1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
  •  2 teaspoons ground cumin
  •  salt and pepper to taste
  •  1 tablespoon olive oil
  •  4 sprigs fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. To make the chutney: Combine sugar, vinegar, ginger, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, cloves and red pepper in a large saucepan. Bring to simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Add rhubarb, onion and raisins. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until rhubarb is tender and mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. To cook pork: Sprinkle pork with cumin, salt and pepper. Heat oil in large, heavy skillet over high heat. Add pork and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer pork to roasting pan. Brush with 6 tablespoons of the chutney. Place in preheated oven, brushing occasionally with 6 more tablespoons chutney. Cook until thermometer inserted into center registers 145 degrees (63 degrees C), about 25 minutes. Slice pork into medallions. Garnish with cilantro sprigs and serve with remaining chutney.

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