Beaten Loin of Pork with Artichoke and Courgettes Braised with Thyme and Lemon Zest Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


For artichoke and courgette
 Artichokes12 Small (Violet One)
 Extra virgin olive oil4 Tablespoon
 Courgettes12 Small
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm)
 Lemon zest1 Tablespoon
 Fresh thyme3⁄4 Bunch (75 gm), chopped (1 Small Bunch)
 Dried chilies4 Small, crumbled
For the pork
 Pork loin24 Ounce (4 In Number, 6 Ounce Or 175 Grams Each)
 Lemon zest1 Tablespoon (Of 1 Lemon)
 Fresh thyme3⁄4 Bunch (75 gm), leaves picked and chopped (1 Small Bunch)
 Micro cress6 Ounce (For Serving, 1 Punnet)
 Extra virgin olive oil4 Tablespoon (For Drizzling)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 879 Calories from Fat 426

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47 g71.6%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.6%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 108.8 mg36.3%

Sodium 497.8 mg20.7%

Total Carbohydrates 71 g23.7%

Dietary Fiber 35.1 g140.4%

Sugars 12.4 g

Protein 57 g114.7%

Vitamin A 60.2% Vitamin C 340.1%

Calcium 51.8% Iron 82.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Peel off artichoke leaves to showcase heart. Take a small sharp knife and trim off the outer heart portion to view pale green, tender flesh. Slice off the heart top so that choke shows up.
2. Using a teaspoon, discard the choke by scooping it out. Using a knife, discard outer hard layer and cut off the stem, leaving 2 cm behind.
3. Halve the artichokes lengthwise first and then once again halve each of the halved portion, lengthways, to obtain 4 wedges.
4. Cut cleaned courgettes into the same size of artichokes.
5. Take a frying pan, heat olive oil, add artichoke wedges and cook for 2 to 3 min.
6. Add cut courgettes when artichokes just start cooking.
7. Stir in lemon zest, garlic, chilies, chopped thyme, more olive oil and sprinkle of water.
8. Season to taste and keep aside, retaining the warmth.
9. Slice trimmer pork loins into pieces, arrange in between 2 cling film pieces and beat to thinness of paper.
9. Arrange the pieces on plate, add chopped thyme, lemon zest, black pepper and salt to taste.
10. Add to a heated griddle pan and sear, immediately, on either sides till well cooked.

11. Arrange courgettes and artichokes on individual serving plates alongside pork slices.
12. Add snipped micro cress and allow olive oil to drizzle over the dish in generous amount.

13. Serve instantly.