To welcome Mr B back after his week away, I decided to make a three course meal. Starter was Ardennes
Pate and oatcakes, and dessert was the white chocolate and lime mousse that I’ve blogged about before-here.
During our last food shop at Morrisons, we picked up some pork shoulder steaks that were on special offer- just 95p for 3 thick steaks. We picked up two packs and shoved them in the freezer!
I spotted this BBC Good Food recipe and thought it would be a winner with all the flavours of pork, sage, apple and mustard in one dish!
Some amendments to the recipe:
I didn’t use celery-instead I used half a leek and I used an empire apple instead of a Braeburn.
The recipe was very simple- simply put chopped onions, leek and chopped sage into the slow cooker, season and scatter butterbeans on top.
Then season and brown the pork steaks in an oiled pan until golden.
Transfer the steaks to the slow cooker, then bring the cider and stock to the boil in the same pan, before adding it to the slow cooker. Cook for 7 hours on low.
Then, peel and core an apple into 8 wedges. Heat some butter in a frying pan and cook until golden (about 8-10 minutes).
Then add some sage leaves to the pan, and whack up the heat to fry them with the apples until crisp.
The final step is to make a corn flour and water paste. Remove the pork steaks and add the paste and some wholegrain mustard to thicken the bean mixture. Then serve!
I served mine with a good dollop of mashed potato and some broccoli – though I could imagine this stew would go well with some bread instead to mop up the sauce! We both enjoyed this dish- the pork didn’t dry out (I did turn it twice whilst cooking) and was good quality meat-I’d definitely buy these from Morrisons again. The flavours of the pork, apple and safe worked really well together. All in all- a keeper of a recipe!