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I'm gonna show you how I make my delicious garlic and herb pork steaks .
What when I tell you these garlic and herb pork steaks are everything and absolutely delicious .
Nice and tender juicy and moist .
Let me tell you it's the perfect Sunday or holiday dish .
So without further ado , let's get to cooking .
As you can see , we have a pork steaks right here .
Now , most of us , we like pork steaks .
What are you talking , talking about ?
Pork steaks is basically the pork shoulder , but blade that cut of meat .
However , you can go to your local butcher , ask them to cut you up some pork shoulder and you'll get your pork steaks or you can also go to Walmart and get yourself a package .
You're gonna save 20 cents per pound .
This right here is about £3 and , and guess what , only $9.20 .
Anyway , let's get to prepping .
What I like to do is let's get it out of the package first .
Then I can tell you what I like to do .
Check it out , check it out .
Absolutely beautiful .
And these are the pork steaks with the bone in , but I'm not gonna take it out the package and place it into the pot and all that stuff .
Now , we're not gonna do that .
But what I like to do is that's what I was saying earlier .
I like to add salt to cold water .
Can't use warm water for this one .
You gotta use that cold ice water because we're dealing with meat and going with my spatula .
Give it a quick mix .
Make sure that salt is diluted .
And once you're done , you're gonna have a salt water solution .
Let me tell you something , you might feel like this part is not necessary .
Then of course , do what makes you happy , but I can promise you let it sit in here for about , I would say about 10 minutes and by the time you take it out , you're definitely gonna see a difference .
The meat is gonna just trust me on this one after all .
It's been sitting in this right here with this pad and all this stuff for so long .
God knows how long , right .
So that's why I like to wash it off , you know , get all that excess stuff off of it , all of the little impurities here and there .
But like I said , it's totally up to you what you wanna do anyway , after 10 minutes , I'm gonna show you what the pork steaks look like .
I like to go with my hands and just massage the meat , incorporate the water with the meat .
And as you can see , look at all of those little , all of those like fatty pieces , what I like to call impurities floating around in the water .
You don't want that on your meat , you want to get rid of as much as possible .
Moving on to steak number two .
And this is such a quick process .
This process right here takes about what five minutes allow it to sit in the water for another five minutes .
And before you know it , your pork steaks are gonna be nice and clean .
It's been about 10 minutes in .
Look at our pork steaks .
Look at the difference already in color , right ?
The meat looks nice and vibrant and besides look at what's in the bowl time to get rid of that stuff right there .
What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna give the meat a clean rinse and make sure you have a ton of paper towels on hand because what we're gonna do is gonna pack this meat dry .
Because we're gonna be searing our pork steaks .
We're gonna give it a final rinse in cold water and make sure you have a ton of paper towels on hand because we're definitely gonna need the paper towels because what we're gonna do is let's turn off the water so you can hear what I'm saying .
What we're gonna do is we're gonna pat the meat dry and we need to pat it really dry .
We might even have to let it sit in the paper towels for about , I would say honestly , about 3 to 4 minutes only to get all of that excess water out of the meat because we're gonna be searing these bad boys up and we want it to be nice and water free for our ingredients .
We're gonna be using salt , brown black pepper , onion powder , garlic powder , some smoked paprika for that nice smoky flair as well as chili powder .
We also have some butter and we have our garlic and herb seasoning .
Not to mention we have rosemary dry parsley .
We also have some dried oregano as well as dried thyme and we have basil for that nice aroma and let's not forget .
We also have some lemons using a separate ramekin .
We're gonna add our salt brown black pepper onion powder , garlic powder , smoked paprika .
I love this stuff as well as our chili powder in our garlic and herb seasoning .
Let me tell you something is gonna tie everything together perfectly and we're gonna mix it all up .
Yeah , we're gonna make our own seasoning .
Yes , we are .
The season number right here is gonna be banging .
It's gonna be so gonna be great .
Mix it all up , mix it all up and back to our steak .
Look at how vibrant and how pretty our steak is , right ?
It looks absolutely gorgeous .
What we're gonna do is , we're gonna add a little bit of olive oil to the steak and that just helps when it comes to spreading the dry rub onto the steak .
It just makes it so much easier .
What we're gonna do is we're gonna take our hands , massage that oil into the steak .
Make sure the meat is well coated with the olive oil .
We're gonna flip it on over repeat the same process .
And I know most of you are probably wondering like , why are you only working with one steak ?
What happened to the remaining steaks that you had ?
Well , I have them behind the scenes and of course , I'm gonna repeat the same thing when it comes to those steaks as well .
But for now , we're just gonna demonstrate using one so much easier and so much quicker .
All right , we're gonna take a good teaspoon full of that seasoning mix that we just created and we're gonna add it to our steak .
Don't be afraid because we didn't use much salt products .
So our seasoning is not gonna be salty .
We're gonna pat it on in .
Make sure the steak is well coated because we want our steak to have a ton of flavor .
We're gonna flip it on over , flip it on over and we're gonna do the same thing .
Get the seasoning all up in the air and steak number one is well seasoned .
Now , what we're gonna do is we're gonna put it to the side , we're gonna season up the rest the same way I did .
We're gonna repeat the same process about 4 to 5 times and once we're done , we're gonna show you what to do next .
All right , we have our cast iron skillet ready to go .
This cast iron skillet is nice and hot .
What we're gonna do is we're gonna add a little oil .
We're not gonna add too much because remember , I always say once you're working with pork , pork tends to make its own oil .
So you don't need to get carried away by adding too much oil , spread it around .
All right .
Are we ready ?
Yes , we are ready to rumble .
Taking our first piece of steak , we are gonna lay it into a cast iron skillet , followed by adding our second piece of steak in .
I know you guys can hear that there .
That's the perfect indication that our pan is nice and hot .
Now , that's definitely what we need .
We need a hot skillet .
Nothing less so far , it's been about 3 to 4 minutes on high heat and it's about that time .
Let's be a little nosy .
Let's see what's going on .
And as you guys can see , our pork steaks has the perfect color , perfect caramelization going on .
Yes , this is absolutely gorgeous .
We're gonna flip it on over and allow the other side to brown as well .
Whenever you're dealing with chili powder or smoked paprika , it's always best to open up a window or turn on the vent because if not , it's gonna be a little stuffy and you might just choke .
So be sure to open up a window .
Our pork steaks are done .
They are absolutely beautiful .
Perfect color going on .
And trust me , the taste is even better .
What we're gonna do next is our remaining herbs and spices that we do have left .
We're gonna add it to a Ramekin .
So to this Ramekin right here , we have our basil .
I just love how our basil smell .
Oh my goodness .
It just has such a refreshing scent .
We're also gonna add our dried parsley , our dried rosemary dry time as well as our dried oregano .
Adding it to the rain , makes it so much easier .
I'm just gonna combine everything really quickly and take a good spoonful of that mixture and we're gonna Sprinkle it onto our pork steaks .
Not only do we have great seasoning going on , but we also want those flavors from the herbs as well as the spices that we added earlier .
We're gonna pad it in , make sure it stays nice and locked in just like that .
Gonna add a little bit more .
I also have some fresh lemon on deck , gonna add it to our lemon squeezer .
We're gonna hit our pork steaks with some fresh lemon .
When I tell you this lemon juice brings so much refreshing flavor to these pork steaks .
Trust me .
I am not exaggerating .
It makes all the difference last , but not least we also have our butter and I'm just gonna cut it like that .
It's somewhat melted .
Whenever I'm making this recipe .
I kind of like the butter to be a little bit on the firmer side only because I have better control , especially when demonstrating .
But it really doesn't matter if your butter is melted or if it's semi hard , it doesn't matter .
Add that butter for that nice buttery flavor .
Uh We're gonna take some aluminum foil and we're gonna block it on down , cover it up really good .
And we're gonna place our pork steaks into our preheated 400 degree oven until our steaks are nice and tender at this point in time , we're just gonna base it .
And so far I based it at like this is the second time , to be honest .
And so far it's been going for about close to an hour , about 40 to 45 minutes .
And I can honestly say our pork steaks are done .
We are basting it because what we want all of those lovely juices but all of the flavors locked into the pork .
Remember we have the lemon juice going on .
We have that butter .
So basting it is only gonna make it taste even better .
Our garlic and herb steaks are out of the oven .
Look at how beautiful .
Who would think that pork could look this pretty right .
Now , here's the thing , we bake these pork steaks at 400 F for about 40 to 45 minutes .
Let me show you the tenderness .
Come on over .
Let's see .
Let's see .
Look at that .
Look at how easy that meat is to break apart .
It's just like , wow .
I mean , there's no words left to say besides wow , the meat breaks apart with no problem .
Because we cooked it at a high temperature for the perfect amount of time .
Not to mention also , it's so flavorful , so flavorful .
You thought I was gonna say something else , right ?
But no , it is so flavorful .
Another thing you can do to jazz it up even more .
You could definitely get some more fresh lemon juice and squeeze it onto your pork steaks , serve it up with some white rice OMG .
Not to mention your black eyed peas , which is uh which is a recipe that I'm gonna release like literally back to back , pair it all together and you have an amazing New Year dinner or even a Sunday dinner .
Totally up to you take a big old bite and I will catch you guys in another video .
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And as always guys enjoy .
Mm hm .
This is good , delicious .
Absolutely delicious .