Fennel Pork Medallions with Apple Slaw
A match made in heaven and guilt free!
For the marinated pork:
- 12 pork fillet medallions
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Grated zest of ½ lemon
For the apple slaw
- 1 red eating apple, cored
- 2 tsp cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
- ½ small red cabbage, thinly shredded
- 2 carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
- 4 tbsp 0% fat Greek natural yogurt
- juice ½ lemon
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
Place the medallions on a board between two sheets of cling film. Using the base of a small saucepan or rolling pin, bash them all over until they’re 1cm thin.
Lightly crush the fennel seeds and garlic, place in a shallow dish and mix with the oil and lemon zest and a good grind of black pepper. Add the pork medallions and turn to coat. Set aside for 10 mins whilst you make the slaw.
Chop the apple into small pieces, place in a large bowl and pour over the vinegar, to prevent going brown. Add in the yogurt, lemon juice and mustard and mix until smooth. Then add the cabbage and carrots. Mix well, until all the ingredients are coated and season to taste.
Heat a non- stick ovenproof griddle or frying pan for a couple of minutes until hot. Add the pork medallions to the pan and cook for 3 minutes on one side. Turn the medallions over, place the pan in the oven. Cook for a further 6 - 8 minutes or until the juices run clear.
Serve 3 pork medallions with the slaw and a few sweet potato wedges or crisp green salad.
Sweet potato wedges or mixed green salad
Tip: If you don’t have vinegar squeeze the lemon juice over the apples to prevent them turning brown