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Saturday, 7 February 2015

Pork Loin Steak & Spinach Platter with Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food


If you are going to cook a special meal on Valentine’s Day you want it to look good, taste good and you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen.

I think a meal for two is so much more intimate if it’s a sharing meal, a platter for two in the middle with a plate each with your accompaniments.

This is such a simple meal to create but it looks so impressive, a great Valentine sharing meal.

Pork Loin Steak & Spinach Platter
with Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa


Serves 2             Time 30 minutes

You will need

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food2 – Pork Loin Steaks
100 Gm - Spinach

For the salsa

1 - Granny Smith Apple (peeled, cored and chopped)
1 – Red Chilli (deseeded and chopped)
1 tablespoon - Fresh Mint (finely chopped)
1 – Small Onion (minced)
100 Ml - Honey
1 tablespoon - Cider Vinegar

Start by combining the apple, chilli and onion in a bowl.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food
Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food








Then combine the honey, cider vinegar and mint in a separate bowl.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food


Now pour the mixture into the bowl of apple, chilli and onion and mix well.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food


Put into a container and place in the fridge.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food


Pour about an inch of water in a pan put the spinach on top then add a little grated nutmeg and a squeeze of lemon.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food
Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food








Cover and let it steam for 3 or 4 minutes on a medium heat.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food


While that’s going on season the steaks and place on a griddle or frying pan on a medium to high heat for 4 – 5 minutes each side.
Cooking time for the steaks will vary depending on the size but don’t overcook because you will dry them out.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food
Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food








Drain the spinach and plate up with the steaks.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food
Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food


You see I told you it was simple, just add the salsa from the fridge.

Serve with your favourite vegetables, rice or noodles.

Chilli Apple and Mint Salsa ~ Simple Food