Roast pork with couscous & ginger yogurt

Roast pork with couscous & ginger yogurt

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Give your system a boost of iron with this low-fat yet satisfying roast pork recipe

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal284
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre0g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.21g
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Ingredients

  • 2 pork fillets, each about 500g/1lb 2oz, trimmed of any fat
  • 2 tsp 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…

  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp grated ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 250g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 100g sultanas
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • small bunch mint, chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 200g fat-free natural yogurt

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.

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jenny1982
23rd Nov, 2011
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
13th Nov, 2011
5.05
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
24th Sep, 2011
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
23rd Sep, 2011
sounds lovely defo do this 1 when ive been to asda 2moro
joysy88
14th Sep, 2011
ummmm trying this one tonight, so fingers crossed, its sounds delicious!! :)
eleanormayo
23rd Jan, 2011
5.05
Delicious - only thing I did different was leave out the sultanas (not a fan!) and served it with broccoli.
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lynnbradhall
2nd Jan, 2011
5.05
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
28th Nov, 2010
5.05
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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