Two tips for best the most delightful pork steaks with spicy mustard and honey sauce: 1) Try and get Japanese mustard and 2) butter — lots of butter.
Japanese mustard? Yep. I know that in the grocery, there are mustards labeled as “spicy” but the heat of Japanese mustard gives spiciness an altogether different meaning. The heat is reminiscent of wasabi. Unbelievably good!
And the butter part? Well, you pan-fry the pork steaks in butter. Then, more butter is added to the drippings in the pan, the mixture of spicy mustard and honey is poured in, and that’s the sauce that you drizzle over the pork steaks.
For best experience, be generous with the sauce so that it drips down into the rice over which you have arranged your pork steaks.
Just wow, right? Right. But… it’s two weeks before Christmas and everyone’s thinking about party food. Can the recipe for this pork steaks with spicy mustard and honey sauce be tweaked to serve a bunch of people?
Oh, sure! Just read all the way down to the notes after the recipe.
Pork Steaks with Spicy Mustard and Honey SaucePrint Pin
- 3 pork steaks (see notes after the recipe)
- ¼ cup butter plus 2 tablespoons
- ¼ cup spicy mustard Japanese mustard is recommended
- ¼ cup honey
- Pat the pork steaks dry with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides generously with salt and pepper.
- Melt the ¼ cup butter in a heavy skillet (cast iron is ideal) large enough to contain all three pork steaks in a single layer.
- Sear both sides of the pork steaks in the hot butter.
- Pour in half a cup of water, lower the heat, cover the skillet and let the pork steaks cook until the liquid has gone dry (see notes after the recipe). There is no need to flip the pork steaks over.
- Lift the pork steaks and transfer to a plate. Keep hot.
- Over low heat, melt the remaining butter in the pan.
- Whisk together the spicy mustard and honey.
- When the butter is bubbly, pour in the mustard-honey mixture and make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan.
- Scoop rice into three bowls and top each with a pork steak.
- Spoon enough spicy mustard and honey sauce over the pork steaks so that the sauce drips into the rice.
- Optionally, garnish with mint leaves before serving.