Pork can make a nice mid-week meal, and is usually reasonably priced. If you’ve had a busy day you may not want to spend too long in the kitchen cooking dinner, so this recipe suggestion – ready in about 20 minutes – may be just what you are looking for!
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 boneless pork loin chops
2 handfuls green olives, pitted and halved
large handful basil, chopped
1. Mix the oil with vinegar, mustard and garlic. Score the meat on both sides, season, then put into a dish. Pour over the balsamic mixture and leave to marinate for 5 mins
Nutrition Per Serving
Fat 41g Protein 27g Carbs 2g
Did you know
“True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made with grape must (juice) that is simmered to make a concentrate, allowed to ferment, then, for a minimum of 12 years, matured in barrels of progressively decreasing size, made from different woods in order to impart different flavours. The result is dark, rich and syrupy and to be used very sparingly.
The real thing will be marked with ‘tradizionale’ and/or DOC and will be expensive. But, you can also buy the more affordable, industrially made ‘aceto balsamico di Modena’, which uses vinegar as well as grape must; as it’s not aged for so long, the flavours won’t be as strong.
Choose the best
For the real deal, always look for the trems tradizionale/DOC or aceto balsamico di Modena. Very cheap balsamic vinegars are just masquerading as either of the above and will have been coloured and flavoured with caramel – although they’re fine for salad dressings and glazes, they won’t have the authentic intensity of flavour.
In a cool, dark cupboard.”
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All the best Jan