Herby pork steak

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Herby pork steaks
Herby pork steaks
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Essentials recipe Triple tested: This is a great alternative to a pork chop as there are no bones. Donít overcook, or itíll be tough. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


  • 4x150g British free-range pork loin steaks
  • Handful flat-leaf parsley
  • Handful basil leaves
  • 1 large courgette, sliced
  • 200g tenderstem broccoli, sliced and blanched
  • 150g baby leaf spinach
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 2 slices thick white bread, crusts removed and torn
  • 4tsp green olive tapenade
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 25g Parmesan, shaved
  • 750g potato wedges - make your own

You can try this recipe using chicken breast or lamb chops too


  1. Heat grill to medium. Arrange the pork steaks between 2 sheets of clingfilm then, using a rolling pin, bash each to 11⁄2cm thick. Heat 1tbsp oil in a frying pan, add 2 steaks, season and cook for 2-3mins each side until golden. Cook remaining steaks and put on a baking tray.
  2. In a food processor, whizz the bread with the parsley, basil and 1tbsp oil, then spread each pork steak with tapenade and top with the crumbs. Grill for 3-4 mins until the topping is golden and the pork cooked through.
  3. Heat 1tbsp oil in a frying pan, fry garlic and courgette for 3 mins. Add broccoli and spinach, stir until tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve with the pork and wedges.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
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  • Calories 667(kcal)
  • Fat 8.0g
  • Saturates 8.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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