[Recipe] Pork and pomegranate

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A delicious healthy recipe commissioned from Sleekgeek Success Story turned Coach,  Sylvia Frank (read more about her here).

Carefully designed to fit in with the Sleekgeek Food List,  Healthy Meal Template, and  Portion Control Guide.

DETAILS

INGREDIENTS

  • Quality Protein
    • Pork chop of choice, trimmed of excess fat.
  • Vegetables/Fruit
    • Broccoli spears
    • Tblsp chopped onion
    • Tblsp chopped parsley
    • Carrots (5 small or 1 big carrot, chopped)
  • Healthy Fats
    • Tblsp olive oil
  • Smart Carbs
    • 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate juice (can use fresh red grape juice if necessary)
    • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Herbs, spices and extras
    • Thyme
    • Salt (I used Asijiki Pink Himalayan)
    • Pepper
    • Balsamic vinegar
  • Find your Sleekgeek Asijiki Brands spices over here

UTENSILS

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Frying pan
  • Saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Measuring spoons and cups

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Season the pork chop with some salt, pepper and meat spice (Asijiki meat spice is nice!)
  • Put a saucepan of water with some salt added on the hotplate to boil.
  • Heat the frying pan and add the olive oil. When very hot sear the chop for 2 minutes on each side, then fry for another few minutes until cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and the little carrots/ carrot batons and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until the water has almost all evaporated.
  • Add the onions, parsley and pomegranate juice, a splash of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of thyme to the pan with the remaining juices and stir to mix all the flavours. 
  • Simmer until the liquid reduces and becomes a little stickier. Remove from the heat and add the pork chop back into the pan. Cover to keep warm.
  • Boil your broccoli for between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the stems you chose. Drain well.

TO SERVE

  • Plate your chop with the broccoli next to it.
  • Scoop out the carrots and plate alongside the meat.
  • Spoon the sticky, delicious pomegranate pan juices over the meat and garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds.

Enjoy!