Fennel-crusted pork chops with winter celeriac slaw

Fennel-crusted pork chops with winter celeriac slaw

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
The aniseed flavours of the meat's marinade perfectly match the earthy celeriac coleslaw - a robust supper, with enough leftovers for lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal473
  • fat36g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 1 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…

  • 1 tsp each fennel seed and dried oregano
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

    A dried seed that comes from the fennel herb, fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener,…

  • pinch chilli flakes
  • 6 pork shoulder chops

For the slaw

  • 125ml light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • pinch sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • ½ small celeriac, cut into matchsticks or shredded



    The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like…

  • 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks or shredded



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 small red onion, diced


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Put the oil, fennel seeds, oregano, chilli and some seasoning on a shallow plate. Rub each pork chop on both sides in the mixture. Place on a baking tray and roast for 40 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, make the slaw. Put the mayonnaise, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, sugar and a good pinch of salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well, then toss in the vegetables.

  3. When the pork chops are done, set aside 2 of the chops with one-third of the slaw for lunch. Divide remaining slaw between 4 plates and add a pork chop to each.

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8th Jan, 2020
Wasn’t that keen on the slaw - I didn’t season enough but even so the Worcestershire sauce flavour overwhelmed the celeriac.
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