Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Curry pork steak with fruit couscous.

I love dishes that are spicy, exotic, hearty and filling. I recently brought Good Housekeeping 30 Minute cookbook for a barganious £2.99 and this recipe was one of the first recipes that appealed to me, because it appeared to be a quick mid-week meal which used some of my favourite ingredients. I often use curry powder when making curry dishes such as a chicken jalfrezi but never used it to season or flavour larger pieces of meat. I feel I missed out for several years by not using curry powder to season pork or chicken thighs as it provided a spicy, yet flavoursome element to this meal. Not being content with just using curry powder to flavour I added spring onions and red and green chillies (I do like hot dishes). The recipe stated to grill the pork, but if you don't want to be standing over a cooker, use the oven a la moi.  I served this dish with couscous but forgot to add the sultanas when making the couscous (although I had a hand full prior to making the dish!), but it was a nice accompaniment, and for me a nice change of carbohydrate.

Here is how my curry pork steak with couscous turned out:
Pork steak with couscous.

Pork steak with couscous.

Pork steak pre-bake.

Pork steak cooked. 

Recipe for curry pork steak with fruity couscous.

Preparation Time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 15 minutes
4 X 150g pork shoulder steaks
2 tbsp medium-hot curry paste
150g couscous
400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
250ml boiling chicken stock
75g sultanas
salt and ground black pepper
green salad to serve

Nutritional Information Per Serving 592 calories, 31g fat (of which 8g saturates), 46g carbohydrate, 1.4g salt

1) Preheat the grill to high. Put the pork steaks on a board, cover with clingfilm and flatten slightly with a rolling pin. Transfer to a bowl add the curry paste and plenty of seasoning and stir to coat. Arrange the steaks on a non-stick baking tray, then grill for 12-13 minutes (or in preheated oven for 20 minutes), turning once, until golden and cooked through.
2) Meanwhile, put the couscous and chickpeas in a large bowl and pour over the boiling stock.

1 comment

  1. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I've been trying to cook more and the Curry Pork Steak looks delicious!


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