Grilled pork with lemon & thyme barley

Grilled pork with lemon & thyme barley

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This good-for-you supper is a great way to get some wholegrain into your diet

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
425
protein
37g
carbs
44g
fat
12g
saturates
3g
fibre
1g
sugar
2g
salt
0.65g

Ingredients

  • 4 pork medallions
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 200g pearl barley
  • 600ml hot chicken stock
  • 4 lemon thyme sprigs, leaves only
  • 100g bag baby spinach
  • juice and zest 1 lemon

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Method

  1. Place the pork in a shallow dish and add the vinegar and garlic, turning to make sure they’re evenly covered. Leave at room temperature for 10 mins. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion and coriander seeds for 3-4 mins until softened.
  2. Add the barley and cook for 1 min in the oil, then add the stock and thyme. Bring to the boil, cover then simmer for 30-35 mins until the barley is tender and the liquid absorbed.
  3. Transfer the pork to a grill pan and cook under a hot grill for 5 mins on each side until nicely browned and cooked through. Stir the spinach, zest and juice into the barley and spoon onto plates. Serve with the grilled pork.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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cheryl@jonestown68.freeserve.co.uk's picture
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I used pork steaks and they tasted OK but I don`t think the barley is cooked for long enough and there was too much lemon. I put quite a lot of pepper in. The family though it wasn`t too bad though. Wouldn`t make again.

pricklyclare's picture

Made this for tonight's dinner and it all ended up in the bin, bar the few forkfuls me and my partner could manage. It's wrong on so many levels; far too much lemon, and the texture of the barley doesn't work for being such a big part of the meal and it left a really strange after taste too because the lemon thyme was overpowering. It was actually quite difficult to eat without gagging, maybe it would work better cold? It seemed wrong having it warm. Sorry but this was just rotten.

pricklyclare's picture

Made this for tonight's dinner and it all ended up in the bin, bar the few forkfuls me and my partner could manage. It's wrong on so many levels; far too much lemon and the texture of the barley doesn't work for being such a big part of the meal and it left a really strange after taste too. It was actually quite difficult to eat without gagging, maybe it would work better cold? It seemed wrong having it warm. Sorry but this was just rotten.

vfirby's picture

Loved this and made a change from having potatoes. Would make it again.

lyndsb1's picture

Lovely dish. Added a bit more spinach and put some sweetcorn in to bulk it out a bit more. Unfortunately the other half wasnt to keen on the barley. More leftovers for me. Def worth a try especially if you like lemon

bethan_lenney_84's picture

Really enjoyed this meal. Pearl barley made a nice change. We were hungry & ate most of it between 2 of us! Very tasty, would definitely make again.

viccannon's picture
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Made this last night - really easy and very tasty. Even the kids enjoyed it! Family did think it was a bit too lemony but this is probably personal taste. Defintely making it again.

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