Balsamic pork with watercress

Balsamic pork with watercress

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Impress your family with this light and tasty pork dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal261
  • fat17g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.24g
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Ingredients

  • 2 oranges
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 boneless pork steaks, about 175g/6oz each
  • 100g bag watercress
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 1 avocado, sliced into chunks
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

Method

  1. Grate the zest from 1 orange, then segment the flesh (see Here to help, p23). Juice the other orange. Mix the zest with half the juice, vinegar, honey and garlic, then set aside. For the dressing, whisk the remaining juice with the mustard, 1 tbsp oil and seasoning.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan, add the pork, then brown on each side, about 5 mins in total. Add the balsamic mixture, season, then bring to the boil. Bubble for 5-6 mins, turning the pork, until tender.

  3. Meanwhile, tip the watercress into a bowl, toss with the avocado, orange segments and dressing, then serve alongside the pork.

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psamiad1
25th Aug, 2010
4.05
Gorgeous. Will use the orangey salad dressing often on a variety of salads.
karenfalzon
14th Oct, 2009
5.05
My patner can be funny about pork and will only usually eats it if it has some kind of sauce, marinade etc, so it was great to find aother sauce to use. Really lovely flavour, I've also used it with chicken. I serve it with fluffy mash and mange tout
goodfoodruth
13th Jan, 2009
I thought this was really tasty even without any orange zest. It was lovely and saucy. I served it with wilted fresh spinch as I couldn't get any watercress.
erinvermaak
13th Oct, 2008
4.05
Made this over the weekend, my husband absolutely loved it! Had to add extra orange juice though to make it a little saucier. Couldn't get hold of avos, but the salad was divine anyway. Served it with the garlicky mashed potato bake as suggested, and that was scrummy too! Will definitely do both again :)
djmcnae
18th Sep, 2008
Lovely sauce and the pork was tender, served it with sugar snap peas and roasted cubed potatoes.....very tasty and enjoyed by all!
spoxon
31st Aug, 2008
5.05
What a delicious and easy recipe! The only difficult part was opening the jar of honey! I used diced pork as that was what I had bought and as we were having cauliflower not salad, I put the mustard into the cooking sauce. I also used 2 cloves of garlic. So, a bit of a variation on the basic recipe.
kickingkatie
29th Aug, 2008
5.05
Such a tasty and fast little meal, had most of the ingredients on hand as well. Served with oven roasted chips, this will be definitely become a regular meal in my kitchen.
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browste1
25th Aug, 2008
We loved the sauce and the dressing complemented the watercress perfectly.
nickyb04
25th Aug, 2008
Delicious and so easy to make. The salad dressing also great so use with other dishes outside of this recipe. Will definitel be making this one again
nennepus
13th Aug, 2008
5.05
This was delicious! I skipped the water cress salad, as water cress is not readily available here in Norway - I served it with sugar snaps halved lengthways and steamed for at couple of minutes on top of the porc.... worked very well!

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