Roast lemon and mustard pork with one-pan vegetables

lemon-mustard-pork-vegetables-slimming-worldLast night, we had a lovely treat – and it was very simple to make. This recipe involves my favourite part of cooking – just chop it up and throw it in the pan!

The preparation takes only about 20-30 minutes while slicing everything, but once done, you can relax for an hour before you need to do anything else! This recipe is sure to turn heads at dinner parties – guests will love the food, but also be amazed that it’s slimming-friendly too!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock
  • 2 level tsp English mustard
  • Juice and zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 900g boneless pork loin, all visible fat removed
  • 800g potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 medium leeks, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2.5cm cubes
  • 3 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2.5cm cubes
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A handful of fresh thyme leaves, roughly chopped

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas 5. Mix together the stock, mustard and lemon juice and zest.
  2. Line a roasting tin with foil and place the pork on top. Brush the mustard mixture over the pork, making sure you cover the sides.
  3. In a separate roasting tin, mix together the potatoes, leeks, red onion, squash and parsnips. Spray with low calorie cooking spray, sprinkle over the dried thyme and drizzle over 1 tbsp water.
  4. Put the pork on the top shelf of the oven and the vegetables on the next shelf down. Roast the pork for an hour, or until cooked through.
  5. Remove the pork from the oven and leave to rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, move the vegetables to the top shelf and cook for a further
    10 minutes until golden.
  6. Transfer the vegetables to a large serving platter and season. Slice the pork on a board and then place on top of the vegetables. Garnish with fresh thyme, finish with a sprinkle of black pepper and serve.

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Steve was a Slimming World Consultant, running 2 groups in Stretford, Greater Manchester for over 9 years. He lost 5 1/2 stone following the Food Optimising plan and helped thousands of people lose weight healthily and successfully. You can find him on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.