Fragrant pork with fennel slaw

Fragrant pork with fennel slaw

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins


Serves 4
This fruity, fresh coleslaw goes beautifully with pork, or it's great as part of a buffet

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal366
  • fat22g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.35g
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  • 4 pork chops, trimmed of fat
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    Fennel seeds

    Fennel seeds

    feh-nell seeds

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

  • ½ 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 large fennel bulb, finely sliced
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate – its strong aniseed…

  • 1 red apple, cored and sliced



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise and 1 tbsp natural yogurt, mixed together
  • 50g chopped walnut



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…


  1. Rub the pork with the lemon zest and fennel seeds, then heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Brown the chops for 3 mins on each side, then remove from the heat. Splash over half the lemon juice, season, then leave to rest while you make the salad.

  2. Mix together the sliced fennel, apple, onion, mayo mix and nuts. Season with black pepper and squeeze in the remaining lemon juice to taste. Serve the pork with the pan juices spooned over, and the fennel slaw on the side. Great with jacket potatoes.

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22nd Dec, 2014
Very tasty and easy. Swapped a red apple for a Granny Smith but otherwise stuck to the recipe and it was delicious.
20th Jun, 2014
Made this with chicken (as we don't eat pork) and it was lovely, the slaw even orders of magnitude more than the meat. I've never eaten raw fennel before, so I was surprised how well it goes with onions & apples ( + nuts give it some extra crunch). Next time I'll be more generous with lemon juice (added just a splash) to give it even more zing.
7th Oct, 2011
Made an autumnal version of this by making fennel and apple gratin rather than slaw - absolute heaven! Can't wait to try again on a warmer day with slaw.
21st Apr, 2010
Loved this dish, the coleslaw was excellent, will definitely make this again. Its a nice fresh taste.
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