Back when I was a meat eating child, I would get super excited when my mother made pork chops for dinner. She didn’t make them often, so it felt like a special night when she did. I always loved pork chops – the taste, the texture… and she used to make them with this bright pink Ah So sauce (does that stuff still exist?). Browsing Waitrose last week, I noticed Quorn has a meat free version of pork style steaks, so I snapped up a couple of packets right away.
I was so pleased with how these turned out! The texture was great, and so was the taste! These meat free steaks actually tasted like I remember pork tasting (it’s probably been 20 years since I had real pork, so I can’t be absolutely sure). My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed this meal, and I will definitely be making them again.
I served the pork steaks on top of fresh baby spinach leaves, with roasted potatoes, broccoli, and apple sauce. As for serving size, I had one steak and my husband had two.
- 2 packages Quorn Meat Free Pork Steaks (not frozen)
- 1 tbsp runny honey
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp grainy mustard
- Prepare the sauce by adding the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg to a bowl and whisking until blended. Pour the sauce onto a dinner plate or other shallow dish. Add the pork steaks and spoon the sauce over them to coat all sides. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 hours (or a minimum of 30 minutes).
- Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the pork steaks over medium/medium-low heat for 6-8 minutes, turning frequently (reserve the marinade).
- Once the pork steaks are cooked and hot throughout, remove them from the pan. Add the remaining marinade to the pan, along with the mustard, and cook for a minute or two, stirring. Pour the sauce over the pork steaks.
- I found my pork steaks were getting too much colour too fast, so after about 4 minutes, I put my (oven-safe) skillet in the oven for the remaining time (at 175C). Cooking on the hob at a lower temperature may prevent the need for this.
- Serve with roasted potatoes and any vegetable of your choice. Apple Sauce is a lovely accompanyment to these Pork Steaks.