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Pan-seared pork with plums, thyme and balsmic vinegar

Pork loin steaks need little more than a flash in the pan and a simply delicious accompaniment like this sweet & sour plummy sauce.

  • 5.0 Star
  • Timer Prep 5 min
    Cook 10 min
  • Chart 490.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Medium


Halve and stone the plums. Chop the fresh thyme.


  1. 1 Toss the pork in the flour, ginger and a pinch of salt to lightly dust and season all over, heat the oil in a small shallow pan.
  2. 2 Add the steaks, letting them cook undisturbed for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown, slightly crusty. Remove and keep warm.
  3. 3 Pour the fruit juice into the hot pan.
  4. 4 Using a wooden spatula, stir well, scraping any tasty pan sediment loose.
  5. 5 Add the plums, cut side up and the thyme, leave to gently simmer for 5 minutes or until the plums are tender and the sauce has reduced a little.
  6. 6 Return the pork steaks alongside the plums and cook gently for a further 6-8 minutes, without turning.
  7. 7 Serve the steaks onto warmed plates, top with the plums.
  8. 8 Increase the heat, stir in the Balsamic vinegar and let the sauce bubble to reduce a little more.
  9. 9 Spoon over the plums and serve.

4 Reviews

  • Gill

    Recommend giving this a try. It looks impressive yet is easy to make and tastes really good!

  • Annie

    Have made this recipe a few times, find it so easy to make, and it is so tasty

  • Louise

    Delicious but 15 minutes is optimistic for timing ! Love the sauce

  • Aleksey

    Not so difficult as I feared. And very tasty.

  • Average per serving
  • Calories 490.0kCal
  • Fat27.6g
  • Saturated9.4g
  • Salt0.25g
  • Carbohydrates29.2
  • Sugarg
  • Protein31.4g
  • Fibre2.9g