Roast pork with couscous & ginger yogurt

Roast pork with couscous & ginger yogurt

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


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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  • 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



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

  • 250g couscous



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

  • 100g sultanas
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • small bunch mint, chopped



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

  • 200g fat-free natural yogurt


  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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26th Jan, 2017
Meh, it's okay. Nothing to write home about.
5th Apr, 2016
Delicious, all the flavours work really well together. I added ras-el-hanout instead of just cumin and also added mint to the yoghurt as well.
18th Jan, 2015
Fantastic! Cooked 1.1kg it served 4 adults and 3 children. Everyone loved it. I'll definitely cook this again. It went perfectly with the couscous and ginger yoghurt. Needed 5 mins longer than stated but could be my oven. Definitely one to add to my regular list.
9th Jul, 2014
The spiced rub was very tasty with the pork but would add some stock to the couscous next time. Would definitely make again.
9th Jul, 2014
The spiced rub was very tasty with the pork but I would make the couscous with some stock next time. Will definitely make this again.
11th Nov, 2012
been a long time since i had a nice meal hopefully this will be a good boys don't like couscous so i'll put mashand broccoli on the side..umm!! can't wait
17th Jul, 2012
good flavours on the pork but would make couscous with chicken stock instead of water next time. I also like cranberries through it instead of raisins.
2nd Jul, 2012
Simply delicious. I wasn't to sure at first if there would be enough on our plates to fill us up but it was fine. A very easy dish to do and will definitely be added to my regular dishes.
5th Apr, 2012
This was nice and easy to make and tasted lovely served with couscous and western style salad as suggested
16th Jan, 2012
Cooked this for a dinner party and everybody loved it! The meat was fantastic, really tender and great flavour. The ginger yogurt tasted amazing too! Will be definitely making this again.


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30th Jul, 2018
Really enjoyed this. For a gluten-free version, I used rice instead of couscous, adding freshly chopped coriander, garden peas, and a dash of fish sauce, as well as the sultanas.
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