Pork loin steaks

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Pork & gammon

Pork loin steaks

Main Serves 4 25 min
These work a treat fried, grilled or on the BBQ.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 175g runner beans or demi-sec borlotti beans
  • 360g pork loin steaks
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, finely zested
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6. Heat half the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the onion over a low heat for 5 minutes. If using runner beans, destring and slice into 3cm pieces. Tip the onion into a small ovenproof dish and add the beans.
  • Step 2

    Heat the remaining oil in the pan and lightly brown the pork for about 2 minutes per side. Spear all 4 steaks with a carving fork and hold the rind against the hot pan to brown. Sit them on top of the onions and beans.
  • Step 3

    Crush the fennel seeds in a pestle and mortar or with a rolling pin, and sprinkle over the pork with a bit of salt and black pepper.
  • Step 4

    Bring the stock to the boil and pour over the pork and beans. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes, until both beans and pork are cooked.
  • Step 5

    Make the gremolata by mixing the garlic, lemon zest and parsley, and spoon over the pork before serving.