Greek Afelia Recipe | Pork Tenderloin With Red Wine

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Greek Afelia Recipe | Pork Tenderloin With Red Wine - simple and delicious way to enjoy some pork - Greek style. Most popular Cyprus

This Greek Afelia Recipe is a wonderful dish of pork marinated and cooked in a nice Greek red wine. Note: Any red wine you have on hand will be an acceptable substitute. It’s most popular on the island of Cypress. This Cypriot dish has a small list of ingredients but a big flavor profile. Braising the pork in the wine really gives it a subtle sweetness that cannot be missed. In fact, the dish is just not the same without it! Using crushed coriander seeds adds another flavor and can even be described as giving the pork a sourness. Altogether you have a sweet and sour flavor that balance well on the palate.

Traditionally, this dish is cooked in an earthenware dish (called a tava) in a clay oven. Baked to perfection, Greek Afelia will leave you satisfied well after the meal has been eaten. καλή όρεξη.

Greek Afelia Recipe | Pork Tenderloin With Red Wine)

Kenton & Jane
A traditional Cypriot dish of pork cooked and marinated overnight in red wine.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Blog
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4


  • about 2.5lbs pork cut into cubes lean is healthier
  • 5-6 ounces of Greek red wine
  • 2 whole sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed coriander a staple in this dish
  • 2 pinches of salt to preference
  • 5-6 tablespoons Greek olive oil


  • In a large bowl, combine pork, wine, cinnamon sticks, coriander, and pepper.
  • Mix and make sure pork is well coated in mixture.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour (Or overnight for best results).
  • Heat oil in pan and add pork (don't throw away marinade!).
  • Cook until brown.
  • Once brown, add marinade and salt.
  • Cover and cook for about 30 minutes.
  • It's done when meat is cooked and marinade becomes thick.
  • Serve.



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