We have already raved about the virtues of the Lean in 15 cookbook, but our other big healthy recipe treasure trove discovery for 2016 is Jamie Oliver’s Everyday Superfood.
I am a huge fan of Jamie’s cookbooks, but this one has to be my favourite so far. It makes healthy eating truly delicious. There are lots of super easy recipes in there – as well as some of the fancier numbers, so you can pick what you make based on the time that you have to produce your tasty meal.
This recipe is actually the first one we tried from the book, but since then we have also tried and enjoyed the Griddled Steak and Peppers, Chicken and Garlic Bread Kebabs and Seared Golden Chicken with mint sauce and spring veg.
But for now, here is Jamie’s Pork and Apple Sauce with glazed carrots, brown rice and greens.
ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 green eating apples
- 1 cm piece of ginger
- 150g brown rice
- 200g small carrots
- 200g tenderstem broccoli
- 220g piece of lean pork fillet
- 1 whole nutmeg (for grating)
- 8 leaves of fresh sage
- olive oil
- 2 oranges
- 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
Quarter the apples and remove the cores, peel and finely chop the ginger and place both in a pan with 300ml of boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Tip the contents of the pan into a blender and blitz until smooth. Rinse the pan, return to the heat and cook the rice according to the packet instructions. Steam the carrots in a colander above the rice for 20 minutes with the lid on, then remove them to a plate. Add the broccoli to the colander to steam for the last 5 minutes
Meanwhile, season the pork all over with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, finely grate over a quarter of the nutmeg, then pick over the sage leaves and really press them into both sides of the pork.
Put 1 tbsp of oil into a large frying pan on a medium heat, then add the pork and steamed carrots. Cook for 4 minutes on each side (depending on its thickness – use your instincts) or until golden and cooked through.
Now this is the point where I veered off course from Jamie’s recipe slightly. The pork was a little pinker from pan frying than I usually like, so I popped it in a dish along with the carrots and the orange juice.
I cooked it through for about 10 – 15 minutes and then added the tender stem broccoli for another couple of minutes.
Once it is cooked to your taste, slice the pork and serve with the rice, broccoli and carrots, Swirl the yoghurt through half the apple sauce (or we went a bit crazy and used it all) and serve on the side.
Drizzle with any pan and resting juices and tuck in!
And there you have it, a quick and easy recipe that is healthy but thoroughly delicious – plus its on the plate in under an hour!
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