Perk up some pork steaks with this delicious satay-style glaze. If you have time leave the steaks to marinate for 30 mins or a couple of hours is even better for extra flavour. If not just brush the glaze on the pork and cooking straight away will still make a difference. These satay pork steaks are good for barbecuing or grilling inside. For a light meal serve with a crisp salad or for something more substantial add rice or noodles. Peanut butter forms the base of this spicy glaze, you can use crunchy or smooth, whatever takes your fancy, and is very quick to make. If you like a chilli kick add a dash of chilli sauce.
- 3tbsp crunchy or smooth peanut butter
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1tbsp dark soy sauce
- 1cm piece fresh ginger, grated
- Juice of ½ lime
- ½tsp ground cumin
- ½tsp ground coriander
- 4 pork shoulder steaks, halved
- Chopped fresh coriander, to garnish
- Salad, to serve
In small bowl mix together the peanut butter, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, lime, cumin and coriander. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place the pork steaks in a non-metallic dish, brush the peanut butter mixture over both sides of the pork, cover and leave to marinate for 30 mins or up to a few hours. If cooking straight away, place the pork on a foil-lined grill pan.
Grill or barbecue over a medium heat for 5-8 mins each side depending on thickness, brushing with any remaining peanut mixture, until completely cooked. Sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander and serve with salad.
Top tip for making Satay pork steaks
Any cut of pork can be used. Shoulder steaks and spare rib chops have a marbling of fat keeping the meat moist, but loin steaks can be used for a leaner cut.