Thyme, garlic and oregano give pork cutlets real flavour. With juicy meat and crispy potatoes, it’s the roast with the most, and makes a great recipe for two.
- 2 pork loin cutlets, trimmed of excess fat
- zest and juice ½ lemon
- 1 tbsp finely chopped oregano
- 2 tsp finely chopped thyme
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 250 g baby potatoes, thinly sliced into rounds
- 60 ml (¼ cup) water
- olive oil cooking spray
- 100 g small green beans, trimmed, blanched, diagonally sliced (see tips, below)
- 50 g (2 cups) fresh baby spinach leaves
- 3 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 3 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus extra, to serve
- Put pork in a shallow dish. Add lemon zest and juice, oregano, thyme, garlic and 2 tsp of oil. Toss to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes to marinate.
- Preheat oven to 230°C (fanforced). Line a medium ovenproof dish with baking paper. Put potato in a large, shallow microwave-safe dish. Add water. Cover and microwave on high/100% for 4-5 minutes or until just tender. Drain well and transfer to prepared dish. Spray with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce oven to 180°C (fan-forced).
- Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add pork and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until just browned. Put pork on top of potato. Roast for 5 minutes or until pork is just cooked and potato is crispy.
- Combine beans and spinach in a bowl. Divide between serving plates. Whisk vinegar, lemon juice and remaining oil together in a bowl. Drizzle over salad. Top salad with pork. Serve with potato.
To blanch beans, drop them into a small saucepan of boiling water. Cook for 1 minute or until bright green. Rinse under cold water.
Nutritional info:PER SERVE
1597kJ, protein 40g, total
fat 12.8g (sat. fat 2.6g),
carbs 20g, fibre 9g,
• Carb exchanges 11⁄3
• GI estimate medium
• Gluten free
This recipe is…
Please note, nutritional information is approximate and based on the uncooked ingredients.
|- Saturated fat||13.2 g|
|Total carbohydrates||20.3 g|
|- Sugars||4.0 g|
|Dietary fibre||4.8 g|