Baked fennel pork with lemony potatoes & onions

Healthy pork recipe for 4 people, takes only 50 mins; recipe has fennel seed, olive oil, pork loin steak, onion, garlic clove, new potato, fennel bulb, lemon and broccoli.

Baked fennel pork with lemony potatoes & onions

Baked fennel pork with lemony potatoes & onions

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Healthy pork


Prep time

15 mins


  • Garlic Clove: 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Olive Oil: 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Onion: 1 large onion, sliced
  • Lemon: juice 2 lemons
  • New Potato: 750g baby new potatoes, halved lengthways
  • Broccoli: 340g broccoli, broken into florets
  • Fennel Bulb: 2 fennel bulbs, thinly sliced, green fronds reserved
  • Fennel Seed: 2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • Pork Loin Steak: 4 pork loin steaks, trimmed of fat


  1. Crush the fennel seeds lightly in a pestle and mortar. Mix with half the oil and a little seasoning. Rub into the pork and set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat remaining oil in a shallow ovenproof dish. Soften the onion and garlic for about 5 mins, then tip in the potatoes and brown for a few mins. Add the fennel, lemon juice and about 100ml water. Season, cover with the lid and cook in the oven for 35 mins.
  3. Remove the lid, stir the potatoes and place the meat on top. Return to the oven, uncovered, and cook for another 10 mins or until the pork is cooked to your liking. Meanwhile, cook the broccoli.
  4. Scatter over the reserved fennel fronds and serve with the broccoli.