Balsamic pork with apples
Serves: 4 Prep: 5 min Cook: 20 min Cost per serving: £1.50
For the pork:
4 pork loin steaks or loin medallions 100ml balsamic vinegar 2tsp honey 2tsp freshly chopped thyme leaves or 1tsp dried thyme 15g unsalted butter 1tsp oil 2 small red onions, cut into 8 wedges 2 red eating apples,unpeeled, cored, and each apple cut into 8 wedges 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Place the pork on a board between two layers of clingfilm. Using the base of a small saucepan or rolling pin, bash all over until the pork is about 1cm thick. 2 Mix together the vinegar, honey and herbs, season with a little salt and a good grind of black pepper. Add the pork and turn to coat. Cover and set to one side. 3 Meanwhile, heat the butter and oil in a nonstick ovenproof frying pan. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 min, stirring occasionally, then add the apples and cook for 2 min, until starting to caramelise. Remove from the pan. 4 Drain the pork from the marinade and reserve the marinade. Add the pork to the pan and cook over a medium heat for 3 min on one side. Turn the pork over, return the onions and apples to the pan and pour over the reserved marinade. Place the pan in the oven on the middle shelf for a further 6-8 min, until the meat juices run clear. 5 Divide between four plates and serve with sweet-potato mash and green veg, if you like.