Healthy Recipes

Pork Steaks With Sautéed Lentils

April 16, 2021

Serves 4
Prep Time
Cook Time
Difficulty Level
3 / 5

Cutting down on the carbs? Indulge in a protein-rich meal like this pork steak dish, which comes with sautéed lentils, asparagus, and the flavours of rosemary, thyme and lemon. It’ll be a terrific way to jazz up your diet plans without compromising on taste and texture!




Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over high heat; cook onion, garlic and pancetta, stirring, until onion softens. Add rosemary and 3 sprigs of the thyme; cook, stirring, for 1 min or until fragrant. Add lentils and the water; reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, for 2 mins or until water evaporates. Stir in juice.


Meanwhile, cut pork in half crossways. Heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; cook pork, in batches, for 2 mins each side or until browned and cooked. Remove from pan; rest, covered, for 2 mins.


Cook lemon halves, cut-side down, in pan for 3 mins or until charred.


Boil, steam or microwave asparagus until just tender; drain. Season to taste.


Serve pork with lentils, asparagus and lemon; sprinkle with remaining thyme leaves. Season with pepper.

TIP The acidic juice of lemon enhances the taste of food, and they can also reduce a food’s GI value.