Balsamic pork with olives

Balsamic pork with olives

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

The perfect way to end a busy day, just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
487
protein
27g
carbs
2g
fat
41g
saturates
13g
fibre
1g
sugar
2g
salt
0.51g

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • 2 handfuls green olives, pitted and halved
  • large handful basil, chopped

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Method

  1. Mix the oil with vinegar, mustard and garlic. Score the meat on both sides, season, then put into a dish. Pour over the balsamic mixture and leave to marinate for 5 mins.
  2. Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Lift the pork from the marinade, scraping off any garlic, then cook for 4 mins on each side. Remove the meat and keep warm. Pour the marinade into the pan with the olives, cook for 2 mins, then stir in the basil. Pour any juices from the pork into the pan, drizzle the sauce over the pork and serve with pasta.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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hughol's picture
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This was really disappointing. Maybe it was down to the pork I used but I found this tasteless and it really caught on the BBQ.

oliver house's picture

Very juicy piece of meat uhm we'll definitely make it again. Uh the only problem is that four minutes per side is definitely too much if your pan is truly very hot. I'd go for just 3 minutes per side in the future. We omitted the basil but it wasn't really a problem, very tasty indeed.

coxyboy's picture

Amazing flavours and well worth cooking. I served it with garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes instead of the pasta with gridled courgettes.

ipi0avs's picture
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Really tasty midweek family meal - I served it with olive oil mash & garlicky green beans and all 5 plates were cleared. Will definitely be a family favourite from now on.

nao2004's picture
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Gorgeous recipe, I have made this several times now. My family and my Mother and Father in law love it. I occasionally miss out the basil and olives and it's still lovely. A winner in our house!

chriswoodley's picture

This is a really tasty quick recipe. We don't have a griddle pan so cooked it in a non stick frying pan, however this did not detract from the taste as all the sauce stuck to the steaks. I would certainly cook this again and it was easy enough for my "can't cook/won't cook" husband to have a go on his own.

chantal_de's picture
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I have made this three times. EVERYONE loved it. The meat is super tasty and tender... one of my favorite recipes !

amy_prima26's picture

Really good midweek meal. Always trying to think of different ways to cook pork and this is great. Tasty and simple.
We had it with pasta and red pesto which worked well.

frances46's picture
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really tender and delicious

zhagan's picture
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i cooked the pork in the oven in the marinade. came out perfect :)

zhagan's picture
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love this recipe. only difference i did was i cooked the pork in the oven in the marinade was delicious

glenyst's picture
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This worked well for me. See what a few people have meant about the smoke though. Mine set the smoke alarm off!

rparnell's picture
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Really nice flavour and my wife has insisted that I make it again. It does get very very smokey in the kitchen so make sure the window's open. Also, I'll turn the heat down a little to med/high next time as the first side became a little charred. The '2 minute resting' is essential to make sure the meat stays moist

chanonica's picture

Not blown away by this really. There wasnt any sauce which was a big let down. The olives were the best bit.

amarone's picture
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Fabulous recipe. Just had with a simple green bean salad (olive oil, garlic, white wine vinegar) as wife on a low carb diet presently. Different, Delicious, Special!

kj7777's picture
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i really enjoyed this recipe as did our children but my husband wasnt so impressed.

aimeep's picture
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Made this for 2 people but kept the quantity of marinade/sauce the same. As griddle was already so hot after cooking the pork, I took it off the heat when i added the olives & sauce. Used sliced black olives from a jar & had no basil. Served mine with sauce over the tagliatelle & husband's with sugar snap peas. Delicious!

edel_ir's picture
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Great pork chops in a hurry, have to say the sauce has the potential to burn if you take your eye off it. I served it with left over Cauliflower cheesy and it was lovely. Had no fresh basil and it was still a good dish

edel_ir's picture
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Nice chops to have in a hurry. Watch the sauce at the end could burn if you take your eye off it, served it with some left over cheese cauliflower, I did enjoy!!!!

njh123321's picture
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Just made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious! I thought it may have been more acidic with the balsamic vinegar but it was really tasty and subtle. I served this with roast new potatoes with onions and peppers which worked really well. Will definitely be making this one again!

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