requires 25 minutes to prepare and has a cost of about $2.15
2 tsp. of olive oil
2 10- to 12-oz. bone-in pork steaks
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Jalapeno peppers
3 plums, pitted and chopped
½ small red onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
¼ tsp. ground ginger
¼ cup honey
1. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Brush pork steaks with soy sauce. Cook steaks for 12 to 15 minutes or until done (160 degrees F0, turning halfway through cooking. Remove from skillet; halve steaks, then cover and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, for Plum Salsa, seed and finely chop 1 jalapeno; slice 1 jalapeno. Combine chopped jalapeno, plums, onion, ginger, and honey in the skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, just until heated through. Spoon salsa on pork steaks; sprinkle with sliced jalapeno. Makes 4 servings.
Tip: Wear plastic gloves to protect hands while working with hot peppers.
Add while the pork is cooking some sauté sliced potatoes in oil and sprinkle with parsley. Or reach for bags of frozen sweet potatoes fries to quickly crisp in the oven, which to me is cheating.
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Larry Eiker is a Kennett resident who enjoys
traveling all over the world and experiencing great food, while bringing some of those ideas back home to the Bootheel to
share with others.