Mediterranean pork bake

If you're a meat-eater, you may wonder exactly what an appropriate portion size is as part of a healthy diet. Read on to find out more, and try this delicious Mediterranean pork bake recipe

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Mediterranean pork bake

Blanket health messages to lower red meat intakes are driving an epidemic of iron deficiency, according to health experts, including Dr Emma Derbyshire, who has launched the 5 A WEEK campaign, aiming to help consumers understand how much red meat we should be eating – 70g five times a week to stay well within in government guidelines. Try this delicious Mediterranean pork bake recipe for a delicious midweek dinner.

Cooking time: 35 minutes; preparation time: 20 minutes; makes four servings

For the pork

4 x 100g pork loin medallions

225ml/8 fl oz cold water

15ml/1tbsp sugar

15ml/1tbsp salt

Juice of half a lemon

Large sprig of thyme

For the bake

450g/1lb new potatoes, sliced to the thickness of a pound coin

3 red peppers, deseeded and cut into rough chunks

3 yellow peppers, deseeded and cut into rough chunks

3 red onions, peeled and cut into rough chunks

6 medium plum tomatoes, cut into rough chunks

3 sprigs of rosemary

1/2 bunch of thyme

1 tbsp rapeseed oil

1/2 garlic bulb

To garnish

60ml/4tbsp red pesto

For more information about the role of red meat and a selection of versatile recipes, click here

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