Baked Pork Steak: A Tender and Juicy Delight

Are you ready to experience the ultimate delight of tender and juicy oven-baked pork steak? Look no further, because we have the perfect recipe for you! This easy-to-make dish will leave you amazed at how simple it is to achieve such incredible flavors.

The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Pork Steaks

The key to our delicious oven-baked pork steaks lies in the mouthwatering marinade. It effortlessly enhances the flavor of the pork, resulting in a delightful culinary experience. The best part? You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now!

To ensure optimal tenderness, we recommend marinating the pork for at least 30 minutes before baking. This allows the flavors to infuse and transform the steak into a succulent masterpiece.

Exploring the World of Pork Steak

Pork steak is a cut of meat from the pig’s shoulder. It is leaner and more affordable than pork chops, yet surprisingly tender. This versatile cut is perfect for steak recipes and also works wonders in pulled pork dishes.

Contrary to popular belief, pork steak does not require lengthy cooking times to achieve tenderness. Our recipe showcases the power of the marinade, allowing you to savor perfectly cooked pork without the hassle of prolonged cooking.

Reasons to Love this Recipe

Here’s why our oven-baked pork steak recipe will win your heart:

  • Quick and easy: With just a few ingredients and simple steps, this recipe delivers incredible flavor without any fuss. It’s the perfect solution for a flavorful and healthy family meal that everyone will enjoy, even the pickiest eaters.
  • Budget-friendly: Pork shoulder is an affordable cut of meat. By selecting a steak with good marbling, you can create a delectable dish without breaking the bank.
  • Foolproof technique: No need to worry about overcooking or drying out the pork. Our recipe guarantees foolproof results every time.
  • Delicious marinade: The marinade not only perfectly complements the pork but can also be prepared in advance, making meal preparation a breeze.
  • Versatility: Although this recipe focuses on pork steak, it also pairs well with pork chops and tenderloin.
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Let’s Get Cooking!

To prepare this mouthwatering dish, you’ll need the following:

  • Boneless pork shoulder steaks
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Pork steak marinade ingredients: light soy sauce, dried parsley, olive oil, honey, oregano, fennel seed, garlic, paprika, salt, and black pepper

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. Prepare the marinade by combining the ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Place the pork steaks in a separate mixing bowl and pour the marinade over them. Mix well to ensure the steak is thoroughly coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the marinated pork from the fridge 15 minutes before baking to allow it to reach room temperature.
  5. Transfer the pork to an ovenproof baking dish and arrange the steaks in a single layer. Pour the remaining marinade over the meat.
  6. Bake the pork steaks at 200°C/400°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are tender and well done. The internal temperature should reach 145°F/63°C.
  7. Once cooked, remove the pork from the oven and let it rest on a plate covered with aluminum foil for 5 minutes to ensure the juices redistribute throughout the meat.
  8. Serve and savor the incredible flavors!

Perfect Pairings for Baked Pork Steak

Complete your meal by serving the baked pork steak with a side of vegetables, potatoes, or rice. Consider these delectable options:

  • Sauteed cabbage
  • Creamy garlic mashed potatoes
  • Crispy baked potatoes
  • Instant pot asparagus
  • Oven-baked cauliflower and broccoli
  • Vegetable fried rice
  • Sauteed Brussels sprouts
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Instant pot mac and cheese
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Storing Leftovers

If you have any leftover cooked pork, here’s how to preserve its deliciousness:

  • Fridge: Transfer the pork to an airtight container and ensure it has cooled completely before refrigerating. It will keep well for 3-4 days.
  • Freezer: Store the pork steaks in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the fridge overnight before reheating.
  • Reheating: To reheat, thaw the pork in the fridge and then warm it in the oven at 160°C/320°F for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it reaches your desired temperature. Please note that reheating may result in slightly drier pork compared to the initial cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long should pork steak marinate?
    It is best to keep the marinating time to a minimum. Ideally, marinate pork steaks, chops, or tenderloin for 30 minutes to 2 hours. If you plan to marinate longer, ensure it does not exceed 24 hours, as the meat may become too salty or mushy, depending on the marinade.

  2. Should I let pork rest before serving?
    Yes, allowing pork to rest is essential for the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. Cover it with aluminum foil and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

  3. Why is my baked pork not tender?
    Overcooking is the most common reason for tough pork. Always follow the recommended cooking times or adjust according to the thickness of the meat. To be safe, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. The pork should reach 145°F/63°C, as it will continue cooking as it rests. You can remove it from the oven once it reaches 140°F/60°C.

  4. How long should I bake pork steak at 365°F/180°C?
    Cook the steak for approximately 25 to 35 minutes, depending on its thickness. This duration is slightly longer than the cooking time at 400°F/200°C. Alternatively, you can start checking the steak’s doneness after 15 minutes and continue until it is fully cooked and tender. Remember to allow the pork to rest for an additional 5 minutes under aluminum foil after reaching a safe internal temperature of 145°F/63°C.

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