Pork with pears

Pork with pears

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(41 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A simple yet stunning recipe that combines well known flavours to create an exquisite dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal334
  • fat14g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.68g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 red onions, roots trimmed and cut into eighths
  • 2 large pears, quartered and cored (leave the skin on)
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • few sprigs rosemary, leaves roughly chopped
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 4 pork steaks, about 175g/6oz each, trimmed of excess fat
    Pork

    Pork

    paw-k

    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 50g blue cheese, cubed

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.

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Che Guevaraa
15th Mar, 2020
This is absolutely stunning. My family loved it. Will definitely cook again.
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finger-licking-good
19th Feb, 2020
5.05
This dish was a winner everything could be prepped in advance which is a bonus and was packed with flavour. I cooked the onions and pears till they was nicely caramelized then added the pork. I used my stove crock frying pan to cook it in adding the cheese at the end . I bought a very strong Stilton which worked well , the heat from the hob melted it so I didn't need to use the grill. I also used very thick pork steaks which kept the pork soft and not dry. This is one I will cook again and again . I served it with chestnut mushrooms and sugar snap peas on the side . Next time I feel it would work well with some creamy mash and honey carrots.
LizardBlizz
13th Sep, 2018
5.05
Beautiful dish and recipe. I used smaller red onions and it was perfect. Did add a little extra blue cheese too which just added that little bit of extra umpff. Just lovely an unique combo. Will definitely be making again.
VHD
24th Mar, 2017
5.05
Loved this! It took longer to cook than the recipe stated, but was simple and delicious. I used normal onions and mature cheddar cheese as that was what we had available. It went down well with everyone and I'll definitely be cooking it again.
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jadedermody
22nd Nov, 2016
3.05
While the pears were yum and I will b looking for other cooking ideas with them 2 red onions is far too much. If I were to do this recipe again I would use one onion and another veg. Also I could not taste the blue cheese and feel the pork needs a stronger sauce
kookymooky
3rd Jan, 2016
Wow. This was as close to a perfect supper as I've ever come across. So quick. so easy, so tasty. I would never have thought the combination of pork, pears and blue cheese would be a marriage made in heaven but it is! 6 stars!
Li-May
8th Sep, 2015
5.05
Fantastic combination of flavours. Didn't have a hob safe tin so cooked onions & pears up in a pan before plonking them in the tin, then seared the pork in that same pan with all the leftover brown bits before putting in the grill. Will make again.
catherineoneill20
17th Feb, 2015
This is absolutely devine and so easy! Have made twice in 3 days. yum!
goldiethegold
21st Dec, 2014
Just cooked this but used the oven as have no grill :) Everyone thought it was tasty
kitsune45
26th Jun, 2014
5.05
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!

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