Recipe: Pork Steaks with Tomatoes, Pesto and Mozzarella

mediterranean pork steaks with tomato and mozzarellaThis is another simple dish with Mediterranean flavours that will make a big impact. The ingredients go really well together and result in a really visually stunning and delicious meal. If you have guests over, this is definitely a crowd pleaser and takes just minutes to prepare.

You can make your own pesto, but in this case I bought fresh pesto from the supermarket. It’s a bit of a cheat but the fresh pesto from Giovanni Rana brand tastes just as good as home made, and saves me the hassle of having to make it myself.

mediterranean pork steaks with tomato and mozzarellaHere’s what you’ll need:

  • 6 pork steaks
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 packets of Galbani mozzarella cheese
  • 10-15 pitted black Kalamata olives
  • 6 tspn fresh pesto
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Start by pre-heating the oven to 200 degrees. Slice the tomatoes, the mozzarella and the olives.

Place the pork steaks in between two pieces of clingfilm and tenderize with a mallet. Season the steaks with salt and pepper to taste. Bear in mind that the tomato and mozzarella will go on top of the steaks, so seasoning is important to create a great flavour.

Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet and sear the steaks quickly for about 30 seconds on each side.

Grease an ovenproof dish with about a tablespoon of olive oil and place the pork steaks in the dish. Spread about one heaped teaspoon of pesto over each steak, top with the tomatoes and then the mozzarella. Sprinkle the chopped olives around the dish and season the entire dish with salt and pepper to taste.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the mozzarella is starting to bubble away and you’re done!

I served this with mash potato and a side salad but if you want to go healthier you could serve with boiled new potatoes instead.

Enjoy!

mediterranean pork steaks with tomato and mozzarella

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