Marmalade pork

Marmalade pork

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Pork steaks work perfectly with a sticky orange sauce. Serve with potatoes and your favourite vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal335
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0.2g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.2g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 4 pork steaks
  • 200ml hot strong flavoured chicken stock (or gluten-free alternative)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 4 tbsp chunky marmalade
  • vegetables, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and briefly cook the garlic, stirring with a wooden spoon, to start it softening. Add the pork to the pan in a single layer, season and cook for 6 mins each side, until golden and cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the stock with the thyme and marmalade. Remove the pork from the pan and set aside briefly to rest on a warm plate. Pour off any oil from the pan, then pour in the marmalade mixture and bubble to make a sauce. Return the pork to the pan, coat in the sauce and serve with quick-cooking vegetables like baby potatoes, spinach and peas.

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2nd Aug, 2020
Delicious. I didn’t have any thyme but lovely without it. Also used reduced-sugar marmalade as that was all I had, but still slightly sweet without the bitterness of marmalade. Let the sauce reduce a little before adding the pork back in.
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The Beautiful South
5th Jun, 2020
A really quick and easy dish to cook, with many of the ingredients I already have. I loved the sticky sauce. I had creamy mashed potatoes and red cabbage to accompany this dish. Will become a regular weekday dish now.
8th Mar, 2018
This is delicious! I substituted the marmalade for apricot jam, but did everything else the same. My family loved it and I'm sure it will become a regular meal in our house. Even teenagers were happy!
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Hannah-Amy Ruth...
10th Feb, 2018
Yummy and easy
5th Dec, 2017
Quick, easy & tasty
22nd Nov, 2016
I think I will try this again without the marmalade, it was a touch too sweet.
16th Sep, 2016
This wasn't to our taste at all. Was edible, but wouldn't bother making again.
13th Feb, 2016
This is a lovely recipe. I didn't have any marmalade, so I substituted it for apricot jam, which I thought worked beautifully. I served this with sweet potatoes, which I mashed with some fresh chilli and a squeeze of lime juice to cut through the sweetness, along with some steamed broccoli.
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2nd Nov, 2015
Using marmalade, it was a bit too sweet. The sauce was also too liquid.
jayne b
9th Sep, 2015
I was never a fan of pork, but this dish has converted me. its so quick and easy. and very very yummy


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Alexandra Donkin
31st Mar, 2020
We loved this recipe. However, after reading other comments aboutIt being too sweet and watery, I put only 3 tsp of marmalade so that it wasn’t too sweet and 1 tsp of flour to thicken the sauce. It was delicious and went really well with spinach.
10th Feb, 2015
Add onions, chopped bacon and mushrooms to the garlic and fry them off, makes a more substantial sauce
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