Fruity pork steaks

Fruity pork steaks

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 22 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This winter warmer is quick, delicious and packed with healthy ingredients - all it needs is a dollop of mash

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
304
protein
33g
carbs
25g
fat
9g
saturates
2g
fibre
3g
sugar
24g
salt
0.79g

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin steaks, trimmed of any fat
  • 2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges through the root
  • 4 red apples, cored and cut into eighths
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 200ml chicken stock

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Method

  1. Dust the pork steaks with the Chinese five-spice powder. Heat half the oil in a frying pan and fry the pork for about 3 mins on each side until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the frying pan, reduce the heat slightly, then fry the onion wedges for 2 mins. Add the apples and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 3 mins.
  3. Add the redcurrant jelly to the pan, followed by the vinegar and then the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer rapidly, uncovered, for 8-10 mins until the sauce is slightly syrupy and the apples are tender. Gently reheat the pork in the sauce, turning to glaze each side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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sam4bsie's picture

Very simple and quick to cook. I used 2 onions and 2 apples, cut thinly and given time to reduce. Served with mash and kale. Wonderful stuff.

michaelaproctor's picture
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So delicious! what a great recipe, so tasty and quick. Highly recommend. I have cooked for 2 so only used one large apple, also didn't have any red wine vinegar so used big splash of red wine :) and little bit of white wine vinegar. also I have added red pepper a little bit of garlic and i didnt have any redcurrant jelly so used damson jelly. it was fantastic! only downside was that there wasn't more :D. I have served it with mash and chilli & garlic spring greens, that I have also found on this website. Yum

shoegalclaire's picture
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AMAZING! This is one of the best dishes I've ever cooked from the website. The pork with the 5 spice is gorgeous alongside the syrupy sauce and tender apples. The red onion goes so well with it too. I served this with mashed potato and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

shoegalclaire's picture
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AMAZING! This is one of the best dishes I've ever cooked from the website. The pork with the 5 spice is gorgeous alongside the syrupy sauce and tender apples. The red onion goes so well with it too. I served this with mashed potato and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

suzieq1601's picture
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A nice tasting recipe but would leave the apples out if I did it again, they went a funny texture. Served with spicy cous cous for speed & was lovely!

toria24's picture

Really wanted to use pork steaks up but had to improvise with ingredients I didnt have. Here's what I replaced and it worked a treat!
Replaced Redcurrant jelly with homemade cranberry sauce left over from Christmas. Replaced apples with dried apricots and I had no red wine vinegar so added a splash of white wine vinegar and a splash of red wine. I served it with roasted potatoes and carrots. It was fruity but not overpowering and I dont usually like recipes with meat and fruit in. Will certainly make again...my way!

scaramouche28's picture
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A lovely dish although the apple took quite a long time to cook. Would definitely recommend though :)

hsalinger's picture
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Very lovely! Added some peppers and less apples and used more stock to make more of a sauce. Also used Balsamic vinegar. Kids were not too keen on the flavour of the chinese five spice but ate some of it. Served it with beans and mash.

andi1981's picture
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Nice and easy to make and yummy

andi1981's picture
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Nice and easy to make and yummy

tinkerbell310391's picture

is the sauce like a gravy??

emilyshort's picture
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Yummy! Loved this! Was cooking for 2, but used the full amount of sauce ingredients as wanted lots of sauce/gravy -was perfect, only used 1 apple for 2 people though! Did this with mash - will cook this again!

londonmummy's picture

Altered this somewhat as didn't have any apples. Substituted red peppers for the apples and used honey, soy sauce and white wine vinegar in place of the redcurrant jelly and the red wine vinegar. Delicious, although next time will reduce the amount of five spice a little. Served with creamy mashed potatoes.

pwootton's picture
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Surprisingly good. My apples cooked at different speeds but it was really delicious.

1620pamela's picture
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Had this for tea this evening. We used 3 apples instead of 4 and cut them into small chunks which was better for us. Also had no redcurrant so substituted mango chutney which worked a treat. Definitely would make again.

Bigspottedcat's picture
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WOW

YOU MUST TRY THIS!

dutes8080's picture
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Good and quick. Made as per recipe and found it tasty and got the thumbs up from all. Served it with the champ and pleased I made the effort. All in all a surprisingly easy and tasty recipe. Recommended!

missjennipenni's picture
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The pineapple version is lovely, all my children love it!

kathiesanghera's picture

This was really nice! Used 3 apples instead of 4 and served with creamy mash and green beans. All the family loved it!

aandreaa's picture
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Absolutely delicious! I used cranberry sauce instead of the jelly and it made a great substitute. Will be cooking as a dinner party main for our guests!

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