Monday, 25 February 2008

Royal Foodie Joust 1

I've been meaning to take part in the Royal Foodie Joust hosted by The Leftover Queen and finally got around to it!

This month the challenge was to create a dish that included pork, any citrus fruit and pink or white peppercorns. So here's what I came up with:

Pork and Mandarin salad

Serves 1


1 pork chop
White peppercorn (ground)
150g tin of mandarin oranges
2 tbsp syrup from mandarin oranges
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp cider vinegar
Handful of spinach, a handful of watercress and a handful of rocket (about 100g in total)
Toasted almond flakes

1. Cut the pork into strips, lightly salt and pepper, then fry in an oiled pan for 6-7 minutes until cooked through.
2. Mix the syrup, honey and cider vinegar and heat gently in a pan for 4 minutes.
3. Place the leaves in your dish, top with mandarin segments and pork. Dress with the syrup mix and top with the almond flakes.


  1. I do think pork and ornages always go well together.
    Looks delicious and colourful

  2. I've made a salad just like this - it was delicious!

  3. great looking salad! i love mandarin oranges, esp in an asian type salad

  4. That looks so beautiful and colorful! I am so excited that you are joining the Joust this month! Best of luck!!

  5. Thank you Happy cook, they do go very well together.

    Hey Kate, great minds think alike right?

    Hey Dell, thanks!

    Hi Jaime, Mandarin oranges are fantastic and you're right, they are great in Asian type salads.

    Hey Queenie! Thank you! I'm not expecting very much with such amazing competition out there, but the taking part really is fun!

  6. Oh Ruth this does look stunning indeed! I love the combo of citrus fruit with pork and it also looks so very colourful - beautiful post!

    Rosie x

  7. Thank Rosie! They do go really well together and it's always nice to have a colourful dish to eat.


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