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Thursday, 23 June 2022

Pork, with a creamy mushroom sauce served with courgetti : Low carb

Pork makes a tasty dish, and is usually reasonably priced. If you've had a busy day you may not want to spend too long in the kitchen cooking dinner, so this recipe suggestion - ready in about 30 minutes - may be just what you are looking for! It uses pork medallion and makes a good alternative to chicken.

Serves One
2 tsp oil
1 very small onion (50g/1¾oz peeled weight), finely chopped
100g/3½oz lean pork medallion, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
100g/3½oz mushrooms, roughly chopped
100ml/3½fl oz chicken stock
3 level tbsp half-fat crème fraîche
1 tbsp chopped fresh chives (optional)
salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Serve
150g/5½oz courgetti (or alternative butternut squash noodles)

Recipe Tip
Courgetti, also known as courgette spaghetti or zoodles, refers to courgette that has been cut into ribbons using a spiralizer, julienne peeler or sharp knife. Offering a similar texture to spaghetti, it provides a healthy alternative to pasta with significantly fewer calories. You can buy courgetti already prepared from most supermarkets, but if you have a spiraliser you can make your own – one large courgette/zucchini (about 175g/6oz) should give you around 150g/5½oz courgetti. If you don’t have a spiraliser, you can use a vegetable peeler to cut thin ribbons, about 3mm thick, from a courgette, then use a sharp knife to slice them into long, thin strips. Sprinkle the courgetti with a little salt and place in a colander for 10 minutes to allow some of the liquid to drain. Either cook the courgetti in a microwave on high for 2 minutes or steam over a pan of boiling water.

1. Heat the oil in small frying pan. Add the onion and cook for 3–4 minutes.
2. Add the pork, garlic (if using) and mushrooms and cook for 2–3 minutes.
3. Pour in the stock, cover with a lid and cook over a low heat for 5–10 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through.
4. Remove from the heat, stir in the crème fraîche and chives, if using, and season to taste.
5. Cook the courgetti in a microwave on high for 2 minutes. Leave to stand for 1 minute.
6. Serve the pork and sauce with the courgetti.

Nutrition Per Serving
29g protein, 8.5g carbohydrate, 18g fat, 3.5g fibre and 0.3g salt.
From original idea here

~ enjoy your day ~

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All the best Jan


Lee said...

That looks delicious. I might just have to try it. Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

Love quick recipes this looks good-christine at

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for this dinner menu as we really like pork and zucchini as well and an easy meal is just perfect for summer eves.

J.P. Alexander said...

Se ve muy rico . Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Tom said...

...this looks like a good idea.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Does look mouth watering.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Christine said...


Elephant's Child said...

Himself is very fond of pork, but loathes mushrooms. I doubt that he would even try courgetti either...

Angie said...

Jan - Head Chef will love something that does not take much time in the kitchen!

Margaret D said...

Now that does look tasty Jan.

Angie's Recipes said...

The pork looks so tender and juicy! A fantastic low carb meal.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm deve de ser delicioso.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

eileeninmd said...

Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing.
Take care, enjoy your day!

CJ Kennedy said...


Debbie said...

i would make this with chicken...we are chicken lovers. can you believe the hubs picks out every mushroom and will not eat them, his loss!! pretty, colorful flowers!!

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde meu querido amigo. Que vontade de conhecer e provar essas delícias.


Muy buena salsa, para acompañar a la carne. La incorporación de los champiñones a la salsa , es una buena idea.
Disfruta de lo que queda del día.

DVArtist said...

Ohhh this looks so good and I think would go with other meats as well. Thank you for the recipe.

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Ananka said...

I love courgette, I'll need to try them as noodles!

William Kendall said...

That sounds delicious.

Conniecrafter said...

another thing I haven't heard of is Courgetti always learning about new things :)

Mrs.B said...

This sounds nice and the fact that it doesn't take too long to make is good, perfect for tea after a day looking after the twins, will give this a try. Thanks/
Avril xx

sandy said...

i never heard of Corgetti - . I just made a dish, silly me, who when it said use noodles I used some pasta i had on hand and wow, that did not work well. It was a Noodles Romanoff recipe from a book of only recipes for Garlic..Garlic Lover's Cookbook. i made the dish like 15 years ago and loved it and wow did I make a mess of it using a heavy pasta.

Teresa said...

Una receta interesante. Buen día.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This sounds delicious. Here in the US, I usually use Campbell's cream of mushroom soup as the cream sauce for meals like this. They have different types, like low sodium, etc.