Tips To Cooking Pork Steaks On Cauliflower Mash

A satisfying pork dish with leeks and cream.

Preparation time : 10 min
Cooking time : 25 min
Servings : 4


  • 4 pork neck steaks
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 15 ml butter
  • 50 g diced pancetta
  • 2-3 leeks – thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic – crushed
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 60 ml dry white wine
  • 30 ml sherry
  • 250 ml cream
  • 500 g cauliflower florets – steamed until tender
  • 30 ml butter
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste


Season the pork steaks with salt and pepper.

Heat a little olive oil and butter in a frying pan until bubbling. Add steaks and fry each side over moderate heat for 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Remove and set aside to rest.

Add the Pancetta to the pan and fry until crispy. Add the leeks, garlic and thyme and sauté until glossy and softened.

Add the wine and sherry and fry until this liquid cooks away.

Add the cream and gently cook until reduced and thickened to desired consistency. Season to taste.

Cauliflower mash:

Drain cauliflower well and squeeze any excess liquid out.  Add butter and mash until smooth and season to taste.

Place the pork steaks on a bed of mash and pour generous amounts of sauce all over.

Eat immediately.


Replace pork steaks with chicken breast fillets


Written by How South Africa

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