Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Pan Fried Pork Rib Steak with Apple and Mustard Sauce + Sauteed Rosemary Potatoes

Receita em Português AQUI



I invented this one at the last minute, as I had some pork chops that were just about to run out of date, and some old Granny Smith apples getting very crinkly.



S i decided to use these as main ingredient, I also peeked in the fridge and found a jar with just a little of mustard with mustard seeds, and the idea started to emerge in my head. I encountered some old potatoes and ping ... the idea was complete.



Recipe Ingredients: (feeds two, double for four)

  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 2 rib pork chops
  • 8 small new potatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/2 garlic granules
  • 1/4 of a glass of full fat milk
  • 1 soup spoon of butter
  • 1 soups spoon of mustard
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • a pinch of fresh or dried rosemary
  • a glug of olive oil


Place a large frying pan on the stove on high, and pour a glug of olive oil into it once hot add the potatoes sprinkle over them some salt, rosemary and garlic granules let them get golden on one side then turn them around, and let this side achieve the same golden colour. Once done remove them from the pan and put them drying on a plate with some tissue to drain the excess fat.

Add another glug of olive oil and now add the pork that you'd previously marinated with some salt, pepper and the minced garlic (for a minimum of half hour) which should start sizzling straight away also on the other half of the pan put the apple (previously pealed and sliced) spread it so it cooks evenly (see picture). Make sure to turn the pork immediately once sealed on one side so that the other side gets sealed too preventing the juices and flavour from escaping from the pork. The pour will cook quite quick as you want it slightly pink in the middle (no blood though) the whole thing takes about 5-7 minutes, also turn the apples once they start caramelizing, the juice from them will help flavour the pork too.

Finally remove the pork and arrange it on the plate with the potatoes, and on the pan add the butter first let it melt then add the milk and the mustard, which will thicken it to a sauce consistency, very quickly, place this over the pork and there you are a perfect meal.

****Note I used whole grain mustard, which I didn't like too much as leaves a little too much vinegary taste to it, so I would suggest using just English mustard. (your choice though*****

6 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Apples and potatoes sound excellent with the steak! Time for my dinner :)

Ricardo said...

Thanks for the visit and comment.appreciated you taking the time :) xxx

Tangled Noodle said...

I've done apples with pork chops but the flavor is generally sweet. I like your savory version!

Ricardo said...

I agree the flavour of apple and pork is normally sweet but depends what type of apple you buy there are some green ones quite acid even when you cook, not the case with the Granny Smith, these ones are not too sweet not to sour, but to take the sweet away I introduced the mustard, which also makes a beautiful cream..Thank you so much for the visit and comment I loved it kisses xxxx

Unknown_Critic said...

Sounds good. I have always liked Apple Sauce with pork chops, but this sounds delicious. I will definately have to try it.

Ricardo said...

Thank you so much ... well it was good really good...hope you like it if you make it.... ;)

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