Scotch (Fillet) Steaks

Economical steak with great flavour and tenderness. Also known as the collar butt or pork neck.

Instructions based off 2cm thick pork steaks

NOTE: This method will cook the steak to just white. If you prefer a little bit of pink just reduce the cooking time. If your steak is thicker than 2cm, adjust the cooking time on the second side.

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STEP 1

Preheat a pan, griddle pan or BBQ plate just like you would for any other steak. Cook it on one side without turning for 6 minutes.

STEP 2

Turn it over once and allow it to cook for 2 more minutes.

STEP 3

Take the steak straight out of the pan without flipping over and place on a plate to rest for two minutes. That allows the juices to settle and it will be lovely and tender.

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THE 10 MINUTE PORK STEAK!

6 minutes on one side, 2 minutes on the other and 2 minutes to rest.

Pork scotch fillet is one of the most succulent cuts of pork available. While it makes an excellent roast or steak, sliced finely it is fantastic when used for stir-frying as well.

Instructions based off 800g pork scotch fillet (whole or steaks)

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 3 cups mixed vegetables
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning (optional)
  • 2+ tablespoons sauce/s of choice (to taste)

OR follow our basic ‘Stir Fied Pork Scotch Fillet with Five Spice’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Use a sharp knife to slice the pork scotch fillet into fine strips. In a bowl, use a spoon or hands to coat pork with seasoning of choice.

STEP 2

Pour the oil into a large heavy-based wok set over a high heat and fry the pork for 3 minutes, until lightly-browned.

STEP 3

Add the vegetables and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes.

STEP 4

Pour in sauces of choice and lime juice (if using), then cook for 2 minutes, until glazed.

   

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STIR FRIED PORK SCOTCH FILLET WITH FIVE SPICE

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

  • 800g pork scotch fillet (whole or steaks)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese Five Spice
  • 3 cups mixed chopped vegetables (carrot, broccoli, corn, garlic)
  • 2 tablespoons kecap manis
  • juice of 1 lime
Most cooks don’t realise that the pork scotch fillet, unlike that of beef, comes from the neck not the torso. However the butchery works, it is succulent and is the perfect cut to slow cook.

Instructions based off 800g pork scotch fillet (whole or steaks)

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 1 onion
  • 3-4 cups cooking liquid
  • ½ bunch fresh herb

OR follow our basic ‘Slow-Cooked Pork Neck Arrabiata’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Cut pork roast into steaks and season with salt and pepper. Add oil to a large heavy-based saucepan set over a moderate heat, brown the pork steaks for 3 minutes each side. Set aside.

NOTE: Searing the meat before cooking helps caramelize the surface and enhances the flavour of the finished dish.

STEP 2

Add the onion and cook briefly, then return the pork and pour in the cooking liquid. If using a slow-cooker, transfer to cooking insert.

  

STEP 3

Cook very gently with the lid ajar for 3 hours, until the pork is tender. If using a slow-cooker, cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. Mix in chopped herbs or additional toppings to finish. The pork should be soft and tender enough to pull if desired.

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SLOW-COOKED PORK NECK ARRABIATA

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours 20 minutes

  • 800g pork neck (whole or steaks)
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cups tomato passata
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • ¼ cup black olives, chopped
  • ½ bunch oregano leaves, chopped
Tender prime cuts like scotch fillet are rarely used for casserole, not because they don’t work well, but because we have a love of grilled meats. That said, pork neck casserole is a knockout, and leftovers make remarkable pot pies.

Instructions based off 800g pork scotch fillet (whole or steaks)

Use additional ingredients of your choice:

  • 1 onion or leek
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (optional)
  • 2 cups veg
  • 500ml cooking liquid / stock

OR follow our basic ‘Pork Casserole with Leek, Pumpkin and Walnuts’ recipe below.

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STEP 1

Preheat oven to 160°C. Dice the pork into 2cm cubes, season with salt and pepper, then toss with oil. Fry in a large heavy-based pan over a high heat for 5 minutes, until browned. Set aside.

NOTE: Searing the meat before cooking helps caramelize the surface and enhances the flavour of the finished dish.

STEP 2

Put the pork and leek/garlic (if using) in a lidded casserole dish, then pour in the stock to just cover. Fit the lid, then bake for 1 hour.

   

STEP 3

Add vegetables and any other additions of choice, mix in, then bake for one more hour.

   

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PORK CASSEROLE WITH LEEK, PUMPKIN AND WALNUTS

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2½ hours

  • 800g pork scotch fillet (whole or steaks)
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 leek, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 2 cups pumpkin, diced
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped

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