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  • Serves 4
  • 30 mins prep

Fennel-rubbed pork with fennel and apple slaw

Fennel-rubbed pork with fennel and apple slaw

This recipe is ideal when you're wanting to get a healthy dinner on the table in a flash. Taking just 30 minutes to prepare, you'll have a delightfully balanced meal in your bellies, pronto.


  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 600 g pork loin steaks, fat trimmed, flattened to 1cm thickness

Fennel and apple slaw

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1 baby fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp whole-egg mayonnaise with olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Heat a small frying pan over high heat. Dry-fry fennel seeds for 2 minutes or until aromatic. Finely crush with a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder.
  2. Coat pork in the ground fennel and season with pepper. Heat an oiled grill pan, grill plate or barbecue over high heat. Cook pork for 5 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Cover loosely with foil. Rest for 5 minutes.
  3. To make the slaw, core apple and cut into matchsticks. Combine cabbage, fennel, apple, spring onion and coriander in a large bowl. Toss through combined mayonnaise and vinegar, then season with pepper.
  4. Serve pork with fennel and apple slaw.
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