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Pork cutlets with fennel, pear and cider braised cabbage

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Charred and juicy, these Pork cutlets will go down a treat! Served with fennel, pear and braised cabbage, it's a quick and easy dinner the whole family can enjoy.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, (+ 5 mins resting time)
Pork cutlets with fennel, pear and cider braised cabbage


  • 1 tbs fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 Coles Australian Pork Forequarter Cutlets
  • Olive oil, to brush
  • 20g butter
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 large fennel, thinly sliced, fronds reserved
  • 1 (350g) mini red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (125ml) apple cider
  • ¼ cup (60ml) chicken stock
  • 1 pear, cored, thinly sliced
  • Steamed green beans, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Lightly crush fennel seeds using the back of a knife. Place in a small bowl with salt. Brush pork with oil and sprinkle both sides with salt mixture.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Cook pork for 5 mins each side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add caraway seeds and cook for 1 min. Add fennel, cabbage, cider and stock. Simmer for 5 mins or until cabbage has wilted. Add pear and simmer for a further 5 mins or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and cabbage is tender.
  4. Step 4

    Serve pork with braised cabbage and green beans. Top with reserved fennel fronds.