Pork Steaks Braised with Tomato & Basil
Pork steaks simmer with classic Mediterranean flavors for a satisfying skillet meal. Serve with your favorite pasta or soft polenta, and warm Italian bread for mopping up the sauce.
4 pork blade steaks, 3/4 to 1 inch-thick
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground fennel seed
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
8 basil leaves, chopped
- Stir together fennel, salt and pepper and rub on both sides of steaks.
- Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, add garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute, until garlic is mellow but not browned.
- Add steaks, brown about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side.
- Pour tomatoes over steaks, bring to a boil, cover, lower heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until steaks are tender. Stir in basil and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.