Hi oh my, oh my!! It has been a while since my last post bet the come cabk is with this absolutely divine pork medallions with steamed grains and seasonal vegetables dish which is finally here ….
Phew I feel like I’ve almost disconnected myself a little from the blog but that’s purely because of so many things to do specially in the summer holiday time with nice long walks in the parks, many activities to do with the children and so much to do! All exciting holiday stuff, I promise! 😉
Summer, summer, I love summer….
This is why I love summer so much. It really keeps me super busy which is exactly how I like it. Busy bee, buzzing around. Yes, I do feel guilty a little bit for disappearing for a few weeks but here I am. I have taken a little step back but not for too long, I hope.
Overall, it has been a very busy last five weeks with work, my volunteering, having guests, kids holiday, tax returns paper work to be finalised in addition to a course on mental health that I have now finalised and so pleased to say I have succesfully passed it 😉 – which I’ve enjoyed tremendously but yeah, in conclusion it was all a bit of hard work but nevertheless well worth it.
Summer in general for me it’s so energising, I live it at full so I make sure I fully charge my batteries for the winter period when I go into an almost hibernation mode but I am sure this winter coming will be the time when probably buckets full with recipes will get finalised.
Coming back ….
I now feel obliged to have a full concentration and have a full come back with full force into recipe writing because I cannot begin to tell you how many exciting recipes there are already on the pipeline, really and truly exciting recipes that I’m sure you will enjoy as much as I did, eating all that food….yumm.
Here is this wholesome, hearty dish packed with goodness, a splendid dish that will always fulfil anyone’s taste buds to the maximum with the nuttiness from all that amazingly healthy grains and the packed full with vitamins veggies, not to mention the medalions how good those are and give that finishing taste to the dish.
If pork is not really your meat, this can be replaced this with some delicious lamb chops, even fish or a nicely flavour some pan cooked tofu if want to leave it a vegan version. I have also tried it with boiled eggs, just imagine that oozing out egg yolk running all over those frains… oh, the taste is amazing. Very satisfying indeed!
Here’s the recipe for this gorgeous dish which I know you will greatly enjoy.
Pork medallions with steamed seven grains and seasonal vegetables
- 500 g tenderloin cut into medallions
- 320 g mixed grains *
- 1/3 red cabbage
- 1 small leek
- 150 g soya beans no shells I used frozen
- 1 1/2 red orange and/or yellow pepper
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp black Pepper freshly ground
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper optional
- 2-3 tbsp sticky balsamic vinegar to drizzle optional
- 1 tbsp Butter or coconut oil
- Cook the grains (preferably steamed) or as per pack instructions. Also see recipe notes for some tips on how to cook these.
- Cut the pork fillet into 1cm thick medallions. Season with salt, pepper and set aside.
- Wash and shred the veggies.
- In a deeper frying pan add a tiny knob of butter or 1 tsp coconut oil. Add the chunkily cut peppers and the shredded red cabbage. Cook for 4 min tossing occasionally. Add the leek and cook for 2 min. Keep tossing like a real pro.
- Add the frozen soya beans, season well with salt and pepper, add the Cayenne pepper (if using), toss more and cook for a further 3 min.
- Mix the grains in and stir.
- Cook the medallions by adding some butter and oil to a frying pan or skillet over high heat. Cook each medallion for 4 minutes on each side.
- Depending on the size of your frying pan or skillet and the number of medallions you wish to cook, you may need to do this in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. I only cook 4 medallions at once. You will need to transfer them to a warm plate if making more.
- Assemble the dish by transferring the grains and the veggies to a plate and adding the pork medallions over.
- Drizzle some sticky balsamic vinegar over and serve. Enjoy it. It's magnificent to say the least.