Balsamic pork with apples Balsamic pork with apples

Balsamic pork with apples

A simple, tasty dish using store cupboard ingredients

cooking time
20 minutes

cooking skill
Easy

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 Pork loin steaks or loin medallions
  • 15g Unsalted butter
  • 1tsp Oil
  • 2 Small red onions, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 Red eating apples, cored and each cut into thin wedges
  • For the marinade:

  • 100ml Balsamic vinegar
  • 2tsp Honey
  • 2tsp Freshly chopped thyme leaves or dried thyme
  • Salt and Pepper

Method

1

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Place the pork on a board between two layers of cling film. Using the base of a small saucepan or a rolling pin, bash them all over until 1cm thick.

2

In a shallow dish, mix together the vinegar, honey and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Add the pork and turn to coat. Cover and set to one side.

3

Meanwhile, heat the butter and oil in a non-stick ovenproof frying pan. Add the onions and cook for 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the apples and cook for 2 minutes, until the apples and onions are starting to caramelise. Remove from the pan.

4

Drain the pork from the marinade and reserve the marinade. Cook the pork for 3 minutes on one side over a medium heat. Turn the pork over and return the onions, apples and reserved marinade to the pan. Place the pan on the middle shelf of the oven and cook for a further 6–8 minutes until the juices run clear.

5

Divide the pork between four plates, serve with sweet potato mash and vegetables.

Serving Suggestions

Sweet potato mash and green beans or tenderstem broccoli

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