Pork shoulder steaks with pear and Stilton butter

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Pork shoulder steaks with pear and Stilton butter

Main Serves 6 1h 10 min
You can also use spare rib steaks instead of pork shoulder steaks.


  • 60g Stilton, crumbled
  • 80g butter, softened
  • 4 firm pears, halved and cored
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6x100g pork shoulder steaks
  • 1 tbsp soft, dark brown sugar
  • salt and pepper


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

    Preheat oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6. To make the herb butter, combine the Stilton and butter and chill.
  • Step 2

    Put the pears (cut side down) and onions in a roasting tin along with the thyme and drizzle over half the olive oil. Season well with salt and freshly ground pepper and put the pork pork shoulder steaks steaks on top. Brush over the remaining oil and season again with salt and pepper.
  • Step 3

    Bake for 20 minutes, or until the pork is lightly golden. Reduce the oven temperature to 190°C/Gas 5, remove the steaks, turn the pears and onions over and sprinkle with the brown sugar. Replace the steaks (other way up) and cook for another 35 minutes until the steaks look nicely browned. Put a blob of herb butter on each steak and allow to melt.
  • Step 4

    Serve with a green salad with plenty of bitter leaves to balance the sweetness of the pears and the pork.

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