Marinated pork cutlets with charred veg and mint pesto
Time to make: 1 hr 10 mins , plus 15 mins to 1 hr marinating
( Hands-on time: 40 mins )
Total cost: $ 44.00 / $ 11.00 per serve
(at time of publication)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 orange, zest and juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 thyme leaves
4 x 250g pork cutlets (bone in)
1 medium-sized red capsicum
1 medium-sized yellow capsicum
1 bunch spring onions, trimmed, halved
1 large courgette, cut in 3mm rounds
1 small eggplant, cut in 3mm rounds
2 small kumara, cut in 3mm rounds
1 cup fresh mint, leaves only (with some leaves set aside, to garnish)
1 cup baby spinach
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 lemon, grated zest and juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 5g
Dietary fibre 7g
1 Place mustard, orange zest, orange juice, oil and thyme in a large bowl. Stir and season with black pepper. Add pork cutlets to bowl and turn to coat. Cover bowl and place in fridge to marinate for 15 minutes to 1 hour.
2 Meanwhile, make mint pesto. Place mint, spinach, pine nuts, lemon zest and lemon juice in a small food processor with 1 tablespoon water. Blend to combine. Stir second measure of oil through mint pesto and set aside.
3 Preheat barbecue to high. Grill capsicums, turning regularly, for 10 minutes or until skins blacken. Transfer capsicums to a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to cool slightly so skins loosen. Peel off skins and discard. Cut capsicums in thick slices and set aside.
4 Decrease barbecue heat to medium-high. Grill marinated pork cutlets, turning once, for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked to your liking.
5 Meanwhile, spray spring onions, courgette, eggplant and kumara with oil. Grill vegetables for 4-5 minutes each side or until tender and charred.
6 Place charred vegetables in a large salad bowl with reserved capsicum slices and half of the reserved mint pesto. Toss well. Garnish vegetables with reserved mint.
7 Serve grilled marinated pork cutlets with charred vegetables and remaining mint pesto.
Make it gluten free: Check mustard is gluten free.
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