Apple and pork is a match made in heaven but add balsamic vinegar and a few herbs and the result is startling. Sweet, yet tangy and very, very tasty.
This dish is extremely quick to prepare – you don’t even have to peel the apples – and takes only minutes to cook. Very lightly steamed Savoy cabbage was the perfect vegetable to accompany the pork and plain mashed potatoes were a nice addition.
INGREDIENTS: for 2 to 4 servings
2 or 4 Pork loin steaks
Knob of unsalted butter
2 onions, peeled and thickly sliced
2 red eating apples, cored and cut into thick slices.
100ml balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons runny honey
2 teaspoons Italian herbs
Marinate the pork in a shallow dish with the vinegar, honey and herbs mixed together.
Melt the butter in a large fry pan and add the onions, cooking for two to three minutes stirring occasionally. Add the apple slices and continue cooking for another few minutes until the apples are starting to caramelise and turn golden. Spoon the onions and apple onto a plate and set aside.
Drain the pork keeping the marinade for later. Add the pork to the fry pan and cook over a medium heat for about four to five minutes. Turn the steaks over, add the onions, apples and reserved marinade and continue to cook for a further four to five minutes until the steaks are cooked to your liking.
Serve with lightly steamed buttered cabbage and mashed potatoes, or vegetables of choice.
Recipe adapted from LovePork.co.uk
NB: All photographs used in this blog have been taken by me, and are of food I have prepared and served myself.