Pork with pears

Pork with pears

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A simple yet stunning recipe that combines well known flavours to create an exquisite dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
334
protein
42g
carbs
12g
fat
14g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
11g
salt
0.68g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 red onions, roots trimmed and cut into eighths
  • 2 large pears, quartered and cored (leave the skin on)
  • few sprigs rosemary, leaves roughly chopped
  • 4 pork steaks, about 175g/6oz each, trimmed of excess fat
  • 50g blue cheese, cubed

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a roasting tin on the hob (use 2 rings), then add the onions, pears, most of the rosemary and seasoning. Fry for 5 mins or until just starting to caramelise.
  2. Heat grill to high. Season the pork, then arrange among the veg and fry for 5 mins, turning halfway until golden and cooked through. Scatter with the remaining rosemary and the cheese, grill until the cheese starts to melt, then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2007

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kitsune45's picture
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Just cooked this for me and my mum, changed it a little and cooked in the oven for half an hour or so instead and turned out amazing!

JustChuckItAllIn's picture

5 minutes to fry the pear and onion to be caramelised? More like 10.
5 minutes to fry a pork chop? It wasn't cooked in the middle. I grilled it for another 5.
It seemed a lot of messing about and I'm not convinced the ingredients all go together. The red onion adds crunch (not fully cooked) and the blue cheese did absolutely nothing at that volume.
If I were to try again it would all be in the oven.

Lay Di's picture
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Left out the cheese and added some garlic butter instead

pleonast's picture
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A very good recipe. I modified it slightly by deglazing the pan with some stock after plating-up the meat and onions, and then adding some soured cream and fresh parsley. It made a lovely sauce that went well with mash potatoes and green beans.

jjpurplecat's picture
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I love this. I made it for two so used half the pork but kept the other quantities the same so we could have a whole pear each! I took advice from previous comments and did mine in the oven and it was perfect. Will definitely make this again.

martinaloeb's picture
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So easy to make that my boyfriend made this unsupervised and it turned out perfectly. We have made it twice now and the second time we added some courgettes and pine nuts. It is DELICIOUS!

sqclair's picture
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PS I omitted the blue cheese yet it still tastes divine..

sqclair's picture
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I love this recipe - it is so easy to do yet never fails to impress guests because of the flavour combinations...

lizzafezza's picture
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I cooked everything in the oven for 30 minutes adding the cheese for the last 5 minutes. Great combination and quick making it ideal for mid week.

jburton's picture

How long would these take in the oven????

georgeb74's picture
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Really delicious - didn't have enough pears though, so taste didn't completely come through, but still a gorgeous meal that I'll make again! Served with loads of runnerbeans and sweetcorn from my mum's garden!

fleurbarra's picture

Also added whole unpeeled garlic cloves.

fleurbarra's picture

Very tasty, easy recipe. Will make again.

Wasn't sure what pears to use but my mind was made up for me as the only ripe pears at my supermarket were Conference. These worked well.

Lightly fried the ingredients in a frying pan and then added to a tray of partly roasted new potatoes to finish off. Served on a bed of rocket, watercress and spinach leaves drizzled with honey and mustard dressing. Recipe for dressing was taken from BBC Good Food Warm Stilton Salad. All worked well together.

clairerawli's picture
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I love this recipe! Very tasty, quick and easy. First time I followed method above exactly, second time I cooked it all in the oven together at the same time rather than the hob-grill method - seemed to work out better in the oven

I love it!

amp1043's picture
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Very, very good! Next time I'll quarter the onions rather than cut them in to eight and I'll use a bit more cheese. Well worth the little effort it takes to make.

elizabethedwards's picture
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I cooked this for 7 and we all loved it, even those not too keen on cheese!

I cooked the pears and onion for a lot longer than recipe says but otherwise i followed

Will definatley be doing again! Lovely!

stephsmum's picture
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I make this all the time, I don't change a thing and we love it, it's a great wat to 'five a day'

sundried_lemonskin's picture
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I cooked this for my girlfriend and me and we couldn't believe how good it tasted! Was unsure about the use of pears and what type to use but used Comice and they came out well - make sure you cook them until they are soft - they felt like the potato substitute. The caramelising red onion was served on the side.
The pork fried with salt, pepper and rosemary, and then with the oven blasted melted stilton on top was mouthwatering!
Considering the short amount of preparation and cooking time involved, this meal is amazing!

elisabethb's picture

Left out the cheese and used white onions chopped up, also added courgettes to tin to cook along side in oven not grill. nearish the end added a glass of white wine, so, even after thoroughly messing around with the recipe it was good and enjoyed by even my picky housemates!

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