Operation Transformation Week 7: Simple Pork Steak

Courtesy of Operation Transformation on RTÉ One


Serves 2 (Each serving contains approx 400 kcal)


500g pork loin (250g for this recipe & 250g for tomorrow’s dish)
2 large carrots, chopped
250g potatoes, peeled
1 small turnip, chopped

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120mls orange juice
60mls reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon hot sauce


  1. Pre-heat oven at 180C / 160C fan / gas mark 4
  2. Add potatoes to large pot with cold water and bring to boil
  3. Turn down heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes approximately  until potatoes are soft
  4. To make the marinade combine orange juice, soy sauce, vinegar, mustard, hot sauce and crushed garlic in a bowl
  5. Add pork steak to the marinade and coat well
  6. Place pork steak and marinade in oven dish and place in oven
  7. Cook pork for one hour approximately
  8. Add chopped vegetables to pot with water, bring to the boil, turn down heat and simmer until soft for approximately 8-10 minutes
  9. Drain water from the vegetables and mash together
  10. Take pork steak out of oven and carve up half, leaving the other half for tomorrow’s dish. Serve with boiled potatoes and mashed vegetables
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