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Chef Ray – Pork and Grilled Apple Quinoa

Apple goes so well with pork and this recipe is no exception.

From: Meharg, Tracey; (2015) 5pm Panic 100+ Quick and Easy Meals Healthy Life Media

Serves 4

  • 2/3 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup diced kumara
  • 1 cup diced pumpkin
  • 2 small red apples, cored, cut in eighths
  • 3 large courgettes, sliced diagonally
  • 500g pork tenderloin, trimmed, halved
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 80g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  1. Cook quinoa in a saucepan of boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Steam or microwave kumara and pumpkin until tender. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, place a large chargrill pan over a high heat. Cook apples and courgettes for 2 minutes, turning once, or until just tender and golden. Transfer into a large heatproof bowl. Set aside.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. Cook pork, turning occasionally, for 10 minutes or until golden and cooked to your liking. Transfer pork to a heatproof board and stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Add pumpkin seeds, feta, onions and quinoa to apple mixture and stir. Gently stir through kumara and pumpkin. Season with pepper. Serve apple quinoa topped with pork.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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