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Quick & Easy Pork Steaks With Garlic Asparagus & Watercress Salad

15-Minute Pork Steak & Garlic Asparagus

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan-Fried or Grilled
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This quick and easy meal of pan-fried or grilled pork steak with garlic asparagus and watercress salad is nutrient-dense and perfect for a sugar-free, low-carb reset.



For pork steaks

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 medium pork steaks (about 150 g / 45 oz each)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • Generous pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (wholegrain or yellow are also fine)

For the asparagus

  • 1 bunch of asparagus (I do about 10 spears per person), harder ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, sliced
  • Pinch of salt

For the salad

  • 100 g / 3 oz watercress salad
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (black or white)


  1. Heat coconut oil in a large frying an over medium-high heat. Season the pork steaks with salt, onion powder and pepper and place in the middle of the pan. Cook for 3.5 minutes on each side.
  2. While the steaks are cooking, add asparagus spears and garlic to the same frying pan (around the pork steaks, if it’s big enough pan) or to another hot frying pan and drizzle with olive oil. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring a few times, to ensure even cooking. Season with a little sea salt, to taste.
  3. While the pork and the asparagus are cooking, add the watercress salad to a bowl and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Toss through with some sesame seeds.


  • Serving Size: 1 pork steak with salad asparagus
  • Calories: 256
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 1069.1 mg
  • Fat: 8.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 32.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 91 mg

Keywords: Pork Steak, Pork Steak Recipes, Low-Carb Dinner, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30, Healthy Meals, Watercress, Asparagus

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