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Hearty Pork Steak

Hearty Pork Steak

I recommend this for days when you want a filling, hearty meal! The garlic rich sauce goes so well with rice!!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Pork shoulder block
400 g
Salt, coarsely ground black pepper
to taste
White flour
1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
for frying
Garlic (cut in half and remove the sprout inside)
2 to 5 cloves (as much as you like)
Finely shredded cabbage
as much as you like
For the sauce:
Tonkatsu sauce (Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce)
2 tablespoons
Ketchup
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Sugar
1 tablespoon
Honey
1 tablespoon
Mirin
1 tablespoon
Sake
3 tablespoons
Grated ginger
1 teaspoon
Grated garlic
1 teaspoon
Grated onion
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Put the sauce ingredients in a small pan, and simmer over low heat to reduce a little.
2. Cut the block of pork into half diagonally. Then, make 3 to 4 slits into each piece.
3. Season the meat with salt and coarsely ground black pepper, and dust lightly with flour.
4. Heat oil and garlic in a pan over low heat, until the garlic is just lightly colored. Take the garlic out and reserve.
5. Turn the heat up to high. When the pan is hot, add the meat from Step 3, and brown well on both sides.
6. Add sake (or water) to the pan so it sizzles. Immediately cover with a lid, turn the heat down to low-medium, and steam-fry until the pork is cooked through. Add the garlic from Step 4, too.
7. When the pork is cooked, wipe out any excess oil and fat from the frying pan, add the sauce from Step 1 and simmer to coat the meat with it.
8. When the sauce has thickened and has coated the meat, take the meat out and put on a plate with shredded cabbage on the side. Done. Eat up!

Story Behind this Recipe

My hubby saw "Yokka-city Tonteki" (pork steak from Mie prefecture) on TV and said he wanted to try it, so I made my own version.