Pork is delicious and easy to cook. Many say that it takes a lot of time to get a pork steak done, but there are many other pork-based dishes you can cook in just a few minutes. You do not need to be an expert, and you do not require any rare ingredients. A quick stop at your local market should be all you need to get a great meal together. Fresh ingredients are a must, and the meat must be of top quality. Preferably, you should look for meat from free-range pigs, which are grown on eco-friendly farms and feature a tastier composition.
Here are our two traditional Welsh pork recipes that are easy to make and positively delicious:
Welsh Pork Steaks with Creamy Peppers and Mushroom Sauce
- 2 lean Welsh pork loin steaks.
- 5ml (1tsp) mixed peppercorns, crushed.
- 15ml (1tbsp) oil.
- 1 clove garlic, crushed.
- 100g (4ozs) mixed mushrooms.
- 75ml (5tbsp) crème fraîche.
- 15ml (1tbsp) fresh basil, roughly torn.
- 15ml (1tbsp) fresh dill, roughly torn.
This recipe takes around 15 minutes to complete. This is one of the nation’s favourite Welsh pork recipes, and it uses mushrooms, basil, and dill as the primary additives.
First, crush the peppercorns and coat the steaks. Then, use a griddle or frying pan to cook the pork steaks for about four minutes or until they turn a pinkish white colour. Add the garlic and mushroom and continue cooking for another 4 to 5 minutes. Drop in the crème Fraiche, basil, and dill and cook at medium to low heat for another two minutes. The final dish should look balanced and vibrant.
Chunky Pork Chops with Sage, Garlic, and Lemon
- Lean thick pork chops.
- 3 garlic cloves.
- Black pepper.
- 6 sage leaves.
- 1 Lemon.
- Olive oil.
- Parmesan cheese.
The combination of sage and lemon is probably the most noticeable feature of this recipe. The cooking time is under 16 minutes, which is pretty fast, especially when considering how delicious this meal is.
First, crush the garlic, pepper and sage in a bowl. Use a mortar, pestle, or a wooden spoon. Make sure they are all well mixed. Squeeze the lemon over the mix and add some rind. Add 30 ml of olive oil and stir the mixture. This will serve as your marinade mixture. Dip the pork chops in it. Make sure they are well coated.
Tip: You might want to leave the pork chops to marinate for two hours. Doing so will give the meat a more tender texture, and the final product will be much juicier and much more flavourful.
To make the butter dip, add to a small bowl 50g (2oz) butter, the juice and rind of a ½ lemon, 30ml (2tbsp) of grated Parmesan cheese, and five fresh sage leaves. Microwave it for about one minute and stir everything together. Preheat your grill or barbeque and start cooking the pork chops for about 6 to 8 minutes on every side.
These two pork recipes work great for any meal, either a quick lunch or dinner. They look impressive and taste delicious, but are actually very easy to make. Use these recipes frequently to enjoy your favourite meat coated in the best flavour combinations.