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Pork with mint and green beans |

Mint pork

Mint pork

Pork is really cheap right now and this is a really fresh tasting pork recipe that is quite unlike any other pork recipe I have tried. It’s a really nice change, fresh and healthy that went really well with tagliatelle pasta. Give it a try, it’s simple and economical as well. (4 people)

What you need

800g pork fillet thinly sliced
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
palm of chopped fresh mint
500g fresh green beans chopped (3/4cm pieces)
1 onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 heaped tablespoons butter
salt and pepper

The process

Tip: When slicing any meat, always remember to slice across the grain.

Place the pork slices, garlic and 1/2 the mint in a bowl with a grind of black pepper, give it a mix, then cover and let it marinade for about an hour while you steam the beans until they are just beginning to soften but still firm or watch a bit of tellie.

Heat a little oil in a wok or heavy base pan on a medium to high heat and cook the onions until softened, tossing them around every now and then. Remove and set aside.

Turn up the heat to high, add a little more oil and stir fry the pork in about 3 batches to brown. Don’t do it all together it will stew and toughen up, you want it to brown very quickly.

Now add back the onions, toss and add the lemon juice, butter and the other half of the mint. Stir it around or toss it until well combined. taste and add salt if required.

That’s that, quick, easy and tasty.

Serve with pasta.

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6 Responses to “Pork with mint and green beans”

  1. Yvonne says:

    Hi there Graham, hope you had an awesome Christmas. Do you perhaps have a good roast pork recipe with crackling? Many thanks.

  2. Barbara says:

    G absolutely delicious, fresh and healthy tasting. I tossed mine in nutty wheat rice as we have to watch the waistline and it was truly tasty and enjoyed by all. Left overs to the office tomorrow for lunch. We have a bring and share of G’s meals on Fridays. This recipe is going to outshine them all!! Thanks G it is wonderful having a male around suggesting what to cook for a change instead of ….whateva!! lol

    • Graham says:

      hi barbara, sounds marvelous, I’m a big fan of all the different rice types. Incidentally, if you were using the brown rice in the chicken paella that will definitely be why it was undercooked, it takes a while longer to soften up. My favorite ad has this line in it.. “It’s so good to be a man..” There is a great book by Steve Harvey, Act like a lady think like a man.. It’s hilarious http://etrader.kalahari.net/referral.asp?linkid=5&partnerid=7467&sku=33009621 You are now officially my fanclub co ordinator πŸ˜‰

      • barbara says:

        Thank you I am honoured. Went onto Kalahari and ordered the book. I defnitely require some form of strategy!! Well the shared lunch is rolling in and it is Mushroom Soup, chicken and potato hotpot,Mint Pork and Lemon Meringue Pie …. what more could a girl want and what more could a man want with a fan club like this!! Never seen so much enthusiasm(or is it competition) in women in ages. Have a great one G. Chiao for now Barbs.

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