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Sunday, 15 May 2022

Balsamic Pork with Olives : Tasty and Low Carb


Pork can make a nice meal, is usually reasonably priced, and a recipe like this one is quick and easy. So, if you've had a busy day and do not want to spend too long in the kitchen cooking dinner, this recipe suggestion - ready in about 20 minutes - could be just what you are looking for!

Ingredients
Serves Four
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
Method
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
2. Heat a griddle pan until very hot. Lift the pork from the marinade, scraping off any garlic, then cook for 4/5 mins on each side. Remove the meat and keep warm. Pour the marinade into the pan with the olives, cook for 2 mins, then stir in the basil. Pour any juices from the pork into the pan, drizzle the sauce over the pork and serve.
Nutrition Per Serving
Fat 41g Protein 27g Carbs 2g
From an original recipe here
Serving suggestions
please note - these are not included in nutrition figures above, if you are diabetic best to choose a lower carb serving suggestion and not the pasta!
Mashed Swede/Rutabaga, Courgetti, Broccoli, Cauliflower Cheese, Green bean salad, Pasta.


Two Alternative Recipe Suggestions
Basque Chicken Fricassee, a tasty dish - see it here
Mushroom Bourguignon with Celeriac Mash - see it here

Dear reader, not all the food and recipes ideas featured in this blog may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

... and yes, unfortunately I am still having problems with leaving comments on so many blogs, it is very frustrating. I thank all of you that have commented and left suggestions on my previous posts this week. I hope that blogger will sort it out soon, refer to this post here

All the best Jan

25 comments:

Christine said...

Delicious! And I am receiving your comments happily!

Tom said...

...I love pork and this looks good great!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
The pork with olives sounds yummy, looks delicious too.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week!

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

This recipe Jan, has to be delicious, it will be a matter of trying it, it is simple and appetizing.
Happy week.
Best regards

Sandi said...

Looks fabulous.

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for so often including recipes for those of us with different dietary requirements/tastes.
I do hope that your commenting problems disappear soon.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Just a bit of agrodolce marinade can really elevate a piece of meat! This looks scrumptious!

PS: lately I've noticed that Blogger is placing some unspam comments in my spam folder in the moderation column, and not showing them in the comment section for me to approve. There is a drop-down arrow in the upper left of the comment moderation page and I found them there. When I checked I found four comments left by bloggers that I knew and then published them as "not spam" I wonder if that is happening to your comments? None of the hidden comments were yours, but I don't know why the others were tagged as spam?

Jeanie said...

That looks fabulous. Copying it down because I know we'll be making this. Balsamic. Dijon. Olives. What a great combo. Yes, definitely on the menu!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

That recipes looks good!

It's me said...

Mmmmmm…..Love your recipes…happy new week love Ria and Leaf…🐾💗🐾

happyone said...

Looks delicious but I'd have to leave out the olives, or maybe just pick them off because my husband loves olives.

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

sandy said...

I like almost anything with balsamic...Looks good.

Margaret D said...

That looks nice.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sounds pretty easy.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Linda said...

It looks tasty!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds wonderful! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Caroline said...

Hi Jan, it's looking delicious. Have a nice week!

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoy anything with balsamic vinegar. This looks great, thank you Jan. Have a great week :)

Laura. M said...

Es un buen menú.
Buen lunes para Todos.
Un abrazo.

DVArtist said...

At first glance I thought this was a steak. LOL A fine looking chop for sure.

Divers and Sundry said...

I don't care for balsamic vinegar, but I'm thinking this recipe would taste good without it.

Rose said...

Wow. This sounds wonderful Now that it is finally warm, I need to think and get a pork roast to grill. It has been so long since we did one I have about forgotten how. I know we rubbed them with black pepper, and sage, and something else. Maybe garlic.

Phil Slade said...

That's very interesting because I've never mixed pork with olives or balsamic. But it's hard to beat a good quality juicy pork chop grilled until the fat is crispy - like the ones we recently enjoyed in Greece. There, the pork seems much tastier probably because it is not so intensively reared as our own.

Teresa said...

Seguro que está riquísimo. Besos.