Neck fillet steak

neck fillet steak

Serves 4

  • 4 higher-welfare pork neck fillet steaks

  • olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

  • 1 handful fresh sage leaves, chopped

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 lemon

Get your griddle pan on a high heat and let it get screaming hot. Lay the steaks out on a chopping board and drizzle a little olive oil over each one. Sprinkle over the garlic, sage, a good sprinkling of salt and lots of ground black pepper. Grate the zest of the lemon onto the steaks, then cut the lemon in two and squeeze one of the halves over them as well. Rub this marinade into both sides of each steak with your fingers so they are evenly oiled and seasoned.



Place the steaks on your griddle or in a hot frying-pan (they make a bit of smoke, so get your fan on!). Make sure you don't have too many in the pan at one time – there should be a gap between the steaks and they shouldn't be touching each other at all, so if your pan isn't big enough, cook in batches.



Turn the steaks over after two minutes, then turn every minute until they've had 8 minutes cooking time in total. Squeeze the other half of the lemon over the cooked steaks and let them sizzle for a moment, then lift them out of the pan with tongs to a plate to rest for a minute before serving. Absolutely delicious served with some oven-baked jacket potato wedges, a lovely green salad and some hot chilli sauce.

Nutritional Information

Neck fillet steak

With a herby, zesty marinade

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The fine marbling of fat through the pork shoulder makes this pork fillet recipe amazingly juicy
Serves 4
20m (plus resting time)
Super easy
Method

This is a boneless steak cut from the top of the pork shoulder. It doesn't have a rim of fat round the edge, but what it does have is a beautiful marbling of fat through the meat. This keeps the meat deliciously moist while it cooks. The steaks are probably best cooked on a ridged griddle, but you can also pan-fry or roast them. The garlic, sage and lemon add extra flavour to the meat, but don't worry if you don't have them, the dish will work just as well without. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes

Get your griddle pan on a high heat and let it get screaming hot. Lay the steaks out on a chopping board and drizzle a little olive oil over each one. Sprinkle over the garlic, sage, a good sprinkling of salt and lots of ground black pepper. Grate the zest of the lemon onto the steaks, then cut the lemon in two and squeeze one of the halves over them as well. Rub this marinade into both sides of each steak with your fingers so they are evenly oiled and seasoned.

Place the steaks on your griddle or in a hot frying-pan (they make a bit of smoke, so get your fan on!). Make sure you don't have too many in the pan at one time – there should be a gap between the steaks and they shouldn't be touching each other at all, so if your pan isn't big enough, cook in batches.

Turn the steaks over after two minutes, then turn every minute until they've had 8 minutes cooking time in total. Squeeze the other half of the lemon over the cooked steaks and let them sizzle for a moment, then lift them out of the pan with tongs to a plate to rest for a minute before serving. Absolutely delicious served with some oven-baked jacket potato wedges, a lovely green salad and some hot chilli sauce.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 280
    14%
  • Carbs 0.8g
    0%
  • Sugar 0.1g 0%
  • Fat 16.5g 24%
  • Saturates 5.3g 27%
  • Protein 31.8g 71%
Of an adult's reference intake

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