Lemon and herb marinated pork steak with creamy herb potato mash and steamed greens

Prep time 25 minutes Cook time 40 minutes

Serves 4 people



  • 4 lean loin steaks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 800g potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped herbs (chives, parsley, thyme)
  • Steamed greens to serve
  • Herbed butter to garnish


  1. 1.
    Place pork loin steaks in a large shallow non-metallic dish.
  2. 2.
    In a small food processor combine the oil, lemon juice, zest, mint leaves, basil, salt & pepper and process. Pour marinade over the pork loin steaks and marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Place the peeled potatoes into a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to boil and cook for 18-20 minutes until soft and tender.
  4. 4.
    Preheat the griddle pan for 1-2 minutes over a medium heat.
  5. 5.
    Place the pork steak in the griddle pan and cook 6 minutes, turn the steak and cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove steak from the pan and rest in a warm place for 2 minutes.
  6. 6.
    Drain potatoes well.
  7. 7.
    Return saucepan to a low heat and warm the butter and cream.
  8. 8.
    Place the potatoes into a ricer and press to a fine mash.
  9. 9.
    Add the mashed potatoes to the butter and cream and whisk together to form a creamy mash.
  10. 10.
    Stir through the chopped herbs and season with salt & pepper.
  11. 11.
    Serve the marinated pork loin steak with the creamy herb mash, steamed seasonal vegetables and a little of your favourite relish on the side.

General Information

Pork loin steak may be replaced with pork scotch fillet steak, pork fillet medallions or pork leg steaks. If you do not have a ricer use a potato masher or whisk to mash potatoes.