Sunday, 12 August 2012

Pork steaks with mustard sauce




I am on a continual journey of experimentation as to how to cook pork so it is succulent.  This way worked very well.  Much better than most of my efforts.

I started with 2 pork steaks.  I bashed them with a heavy pestle to tenderise them.  (I put cling film over the steaks to keep the pestle clean)

I rubbed the steaks with oil, salt and white pepper.

I seared them in a hot pan – but only 2 minutes on each side.

Then I put them into a pre-heated dish in the oven at 150 degrees C (approx. 300 F) and covered them with foil and left them there for 20 minutes.

For the dill mustard sauce, I deglazed the fry pan with wine (you could use brandy or wine vinegar). Then I added Dijon mustard, lemon juice, crème fraiche and some fresh dill.

I served the pork with the sauce on a bed of noodles.



15 comments:

  1. I love pork...and that sauce sounds and looks very good.

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  2. Yum! I love making pork chops. I have a recipe on my blog you might like for them. This process involves breading and baking them and it turns out perfect every time I swear.

    http://satinandsalt.blogspot.com/2012/06/perfect-pork-chops.html

    -Nico

    www.SatinANdSalt.com

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  3. Pork can be quite tricky to cook -- it's easy to overcook and sometimes can get tough. I think it was a good idea to bake at a lower temp. Were you happy with the results?

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  4. My family isn't all that big on pork, but with that delicious sauce I'm sure they could be swayed!

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  5. Looks absolutely delicious! I've never done much with pork, because I don't know much about cooking it, I think. Will have to try this.

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  6. Looks good. Sadly my husband doesn't eat pork or mustard sauce but my dad would enjoy this dish!

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  7. I was just thinking last night that I need to go back to doing a bit more with pork. I seem to have got into the habit of just always doing the same thing with it whenever I cook it

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  8. I agree with Jama, pork can be tricky. The mustard sauce sounds good.

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  9. I've always thought that pork chops are so dry but I've been trying a method similar to what you mention here and have had great luck. Think the searing really keeps the moisture in. Love pork with a nice mustard sauce.

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  10. I also find pork rather dry. We eat it occasionally, but normally just barbecued... In the summer we BBQ a lot!

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  11. I'm not big on pork, but with that dill mustard sauce, I think I could eat seconds. It looks wonderful.

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  12. Thanks Carole, I am looking for inspiration since I have some grilling time this weekend. Thanks for sharing, you always do inspire.

    Foodie Jeff
    www.hometownslop.blogspot.com

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  13. Ohh sounds tasty :) thanks for linking up with us at welcome to the weekend hop :)

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  14. Dill & mustard - YUM!! I'm stopping by from "Couponing & Cooking" blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  15. This looks really good! The only way I have had success with pork is in the crock pot. I will certainly have to try this! Thanks for sharing it at Think Tank Thursday. We hope to see you again soon.

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