Pork steaks with serrano ham

I made this one for dinner this evening – tasty and easy to do, I’ve done it a couple of times before. I honestly can’t remember where I got the recipe from – it’s just a photo on my phone – I think I must’ve sneakily taken a photo from a cook book in a shop. Naughty!

I pork shoulder steak (about 150g) per person

1 thin slice of serrano ham per steak

2 sage leaves per steak

1tbsp oil

150ml unsweetened apple juice

1oz chilled butter

generous squeeze of lemon juice

Black pepper

Put the pork steak(s) on a board, lay two sage leaves on each steak, then lay a slice of serrano ham on each and secure with a cocktail stick. (I find half a cocktail stick works better and reduces the chances of scratching your lovely non-stick frying pan.) Season with pepper.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the pork for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

Pour the apple juice into the pan and stir to scrape up the sediment from the base of the pan. Bubble the liquid until it’s reduced by half. Remove the steaks and keep warm. Add the butter and lemon juice and pour the sauce over the pork.

Delicious! The serrano ham goes crispy, the pork is succulent and the sage gives it a really fresh bite. And the sauce finishes it off beautifully.

I had this with roasted asparagus and roasted piccolo tomatoes on the vine, (Could that sound any more pretentious??) and mash. I made the mash with creme fraiche, olive oil instead of butter and grated hard Italian cheese. (Not paremsan but something similar but more complicated to spell, hence my evasiveness!)

“Lovely” “Tasty” “Nice” Hhhmm, if I’m going to continue this I’m going to need some more adjectives…

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About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate Alberto and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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