Quick, simple and delicious, this tasty recipe uses an economical cut of pork loin and is dressed up with a sauce made from bone broth, butter, cream and black pepper.
Pork loin steaks ( pre-cut or cut yourself from a pork loin joint)
1 tsp Wild Isles concentrated bone broth
A little water added to the hot pan to melt the bone broth and butter together
2 tablespoons of double cream
Black pepper to taste
Slice the pork loin steaks into bite sized pieces and grill/bake until cooked through. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan on a medium-high heat and add a bit of water to cover the base of the pan.
Add the bone broth concentrate and butter to the pan and keep stirring everything together until melted and well incorporated. Add the double cream and stir well. Add some ground black pepper to taste.
Keep stirring the sauce in the pan over a medium high heat until it starts to reduce and thicken a little. Do not leave the pan as the butter can burn. Taste the sauce and add more seasoning if you wish.
Once the pork bites are done, place them in a bowl and pour over the sauce.
Put all the ingredients for the brine into a saucepan, pour in 500ml of water and gradually bring to the boil, stirring to help the salt dissolve. Once it comes to the boil, let it bubble away for two minutes. Take off the heat and leave to cool completely.
Pierce the meat all over with a skewer. Put it in a large mixing bowl and cover the meat with the brine, rubbing it in and coating it well. Put into a zip-lock bag and pour in any leftover brine. Seal the bag removing as much air as possible. Leave in the fridge for seven days.
Take the beef out of the bag and rinse it. Put it in a slow cooker adding enough cold water to cover. Cook on LOW for up to 6 hours until the meat is very tender.
Remove from slow cooker, slice and eat warm.
Serve hot or cold. I found the beef to be a bit dry, so ate some cold with a generous dollop of cream cheese with herbs and garlic. While I did like the results, I found the meat tastes mostly of salt rather than beef, which some people may like, but I like to taste the beef and found the brine to be a little overpowering.
When eating Zero Carb you may eventually be happy with just one type of meat on your plate, such as a juicy rib-eye steak or a huge pile of bacon (me), but if you are also catering for non-ZC family members or friends who come round for lunch or dinner, then you don’t necessarily have to go out of your way to make them something that you cannot eat.
This is just such a recipe and as long as you can handle dairy OK without it giving you any issues, then this Creamy Blue Cheese and Egg Salad can be used in place of regular egg mayonnaise and also commercially made blue-cheese dressing that both contain non-ZC ingredients.
This recipe is simplicity itself and you can tweak the amount of ingredients you use to suit your taste and needs. Here is my basic recipe:
6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1 tub (300ml) soured cream
1 tub (200g) full-fat cream cheese
150g Danish Blue or Stilton cheese, crumbled
Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl. Chill in the fridge until needed. Serve with your meat and enjoy!
If you want something that more resembles an egg mayonnaise salad, then leave the eggs quite chunky and use less soured cream. You can buy smaller tubs of soured cream (150ml) to use and this will give you a thicker result.
If you would like to use the mix more like a dipping sauce, then put the chopped hard-boiled eggs and crumbled blue cheese into the mixing bowl first and mash with a fork until smooth.
Add the cream cheese to the egg and blue cheese mixture and blend together. Use a larger tub (300ml) of soured cream and gradually add the cream a bit at a time, blending it into the mixture as you go. This will give you a thick yet smoother blue-cheese dipping sauce which is great for serving with chicken goujons (coated with crushed pork scratchings) or for dipping crispy bacon rashes into etc.