Roast pork with couscous & ginger yogurt

Roast pork with couscous & ginger yogurt

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

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Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
284
protein
23g
carbs
37g
fat
6g
saturates
1g
fibre
0g
sugar
15g
salt
0.21g

Ingredients

  • 2 pork fillets, each about 500g/1lb 2oz, trimmed of any fat
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp grated ginger
  • 250g couscous
  • 100g sultanas
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • small bunch mint, chopped
  • 200g fat-free natural yogurt

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Brown the pork in a non-stick frying pan over a high heat for 4-5 mins, turning twice. Mix the oil, 2 tsp cumin, cinnamon, 2 tsp ginger and some seasoning, then rub all over the pork. Transfer to a roasting tin and roast for 30-35 mins or until the juices run clear when the thickest part is pierced with a skewer.
  2. Mix the couscous with the remaining cumin, the sultanas, lemon zest and juice, then season and pour over 400ml boiling water. Stir well and cover for 5 mins, then stir in the mint.
  3. Stir the remaining ginger and a little seasoning into the yogurt. Thickly slice the pork and serve with the couscous and ginger yogurt.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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buchan7767's picture

The spiced rub was very tasty with the pork but would add some stock to the couscous next time. Would definitely make again.

buchan7767's picture

The spiced rub was very tasty with the pork but I would make the couscous with some stock next time. Will definitely make this again.

trisig82's picture

been a long time since i had a nice meal hopefully this will be a good one...my boys don't like couscous so i'll put mashand broccoli on the side..umm!! can't wait

jenxsx's picture
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good flavours on the pork but would make couscous with chicken stock instead of water next time. I also like cranberries through it instead of raisins.

kimkap's picture
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Simply delicious. I wasn't to sure at first if there would be enough on our plates to fill us up but it was fine. A very easy dish to do and will definitely be added to my regular dishes.

claire73walking's picture
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This was nice and easy to make and tasted lovely served with couscous and western style salad as suggested

maacka's picture
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Cooked this for a dinner party and everybody loved it! The meat was fantastic, really tender and great flavour. The ginger yogurt tasted amazing too!

Will be definitely making this again.

jenny1982's picture

I notice someone says the soy sauce makes the meat moist but there is no mention of soy sauce in ingredients list or method??

ewelinazur's picture
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this is one of the best pork I've eaten. I cook this quite often. Some don't like the cinnamon but you can't really taste it. Really nice dish. The soy sauce make the meat really nice and tender. My friends also love this dish!! delicious! will be making today again.

177272's picture

Hi,
Could you help, it states 284 K per portion, whta exactly is a portion and i presume this takes into account the couscous?

Regards

Steve

dobsy09's picture

sounds lovely defo do this 1 when ive been to asda 2moro

joysy88's picture

ummmm trying this one tonight, so fingers crossed, its sounds delicious!! :)

eleanormayo's picture
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Delicious - only thing I did different was leave out the sultanas (not a fan!) and served it with broccoli.

lynnbradhall's picture
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Great, easy, tasty dish. I bought lemon couscous and added sultanas and bought Tzaziki - cheated a little but the pork was lovely!! Served with sugar snap peas. A good combination of flavours - will do again.

vcrovato's picture
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We cooked this for an informal dinner with a friend, halving the quantities to feed 3 people and it was delicious. The pork was so tender and the spices combined really well. Yougurt on the side was fantastic. Didn't have any cumin so used mild chili powder. Also instead of serving with couscous, I teamed the pork with simple boiled new potatoes, a tomato salad and some roast veg. No leftovers!

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