I have recently started eating pork, which I used to associate with being full of fat, until recently discovering that lean pork mince and fillets are actually lower in fat than both beef and chicken mince. This recipe was adapted from a Michelle Bridges recipe titled 'Cajun Pork'. I used apple cider vinegar to make my coleslaw, whereas Bridges (or her dieticians) opt for light sour cream. I love the sourness of apple cider vinegar. In addition it is low in sugar (much lower than balsamic vinegar) and assists in correcting acid issues in the body, essentially making your body digest food better. Give it a try by replacing white/red or balsamic vinegars with apple cider.
- 1 large carrot (120g), grated
- 1 cup red cabbage (80g), roughly chopped
- 1 1/4 cups white cabbage (100g), roughly chopped
- 1 medium red apple (80g), grated
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 large corn on the cob (250g), husks & silks removed, cut into 4 even pieces
- 1 teaspoon rice bran oil
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 450g lean pork fillets
1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add the corn pieces and cook for 5-7 minutes in boiling water until tender. Remove from heat and drain.
2. Meanwhile make the coleslaw by tossing the carrot, two types of cabbage and apple together in a medium bowl.
3. Stir the apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard in a small bowl. Sprinkle some ground black pepper and a few tablespoons of water to thin out the dressing. Stir 3/4 of the dressing into the coleslaw.
4. Heat the oil over medium heat in a medium frying pan and swirl to coat. Brush or rub the taco seasoning on both sides of the pork fillets. Place the pork in the pan and cook for 3 minutes each side. After this time turn off the stove and leave the pork to continue cooking in the heat for at least 2 minutes. Remove from heat and slice the pork thinly.
5. Arrange each plate with 1/2 of the coleslaw on the bottom, 1/2 of the pork slices on top, 2 corn pieces on the side and the 1/4 of the remaining dressing drizzled on top of the corn and/or pork. Serve warm.
Serves / 2
Total Preparation time / 15 minutes
Total Cooking time / 20 minutes
Approx calories / 510 per serve