Pork and apple is a well-known and traditional flavour pairing. We love pork and apple recipes and we reckon this balsamic pork with apples recipe will soon become a well-known classic in your house too.
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 people
- 4 pork loin steaks, fat removed, or 4 pork medallions
- 15g unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 2 small red onions, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
- 2 red eating apples, cored and each cut into thin wedges
For the marinade:
- 100ml balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons runny honey
- 2 teaspoons freshly chopped thyme leaves or dried thyme
- In a shallow dish, mix together the vinegar, honey and herbs, and season to taste. Add the pork and turn to coat. Cover and set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat the butter and oil in a large non-stick ovenproof frying pan. Add the onions and cook for 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the apples and cook for 2 minutes until the onions and apples are starting to caramelise. Remove from the pan.
- Drain the pork from the marinade and reserve the marinade. Cook the pork for 4–5 minutes over a medium heat, turn the steaks, add the onions, apples and reserved marinade. Continue to cook for a further 4–5 minutes or until the juices run clear.
- Divide the pork between four serving plates, and serve with the sauce, onions, apples and seasonal vegetables.