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Sage poached pork with baby root vegetables

5
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
Poaching makes these pork fillets soft and tender. Add some lemon juice to the vegetables for a great burst of flavour.

Ingredients

lemon(s)

1 medium, plus extra wedges to serve

skim milk

2 cup(s), (500ml)

garlic

10 clove(s), (1 head), halved crossways

peppercorn

2 tsp, (black)

fresh sage

2 tbs, (1/2 bunch)

lean pork fillet

320 g, (buy 400g), fat trimmed

baby carrot

5 individual, (1 bunch)

parsnip

4 small, cut into 4cm lengths

Brussels sprouts

100 g, thickly sliced

frozen green peas

1 cup(s), (120g)

flaxseed oil

1 tbs

Instructions

  1. Peel rind from lemon and discard pith. Reserve flesh for another use. Place milk, garlic, peppercorns, half the sage and half the lemon rind in a large saucepan with 3 cups (750ml) water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to barely simmering and add pork. Poach, turning occasionally, for 15 minutes or until just cooked through. Drain pork and transfer to a plate. Cover with foil and set aside to rest for 5 minutes until slicing thickly.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over high heat. Add carrots and parsnips and cook for 5 minutes or until almost tender. Add brussel sprouts and peas and return to the boil. Cook for 1 minute or until bright green and tender. Drain. Drizzle with oil.
  3. Finely chop remaining sage and cut remaining rind into thin strips. Combine in a small bowl. Top pork with sage mixture and serve with vegetables and lemon wedges.

Notes

TIP: Lemon juice makes a great salad dressing, so juice the flesh and freeze in ice-cube trays for use at a later date.

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