Pork Cutlets in a Blue Cheese Sauce
with Honey Glazed Pears and Walnuts
This recipe brings many childhood memories. My mum used to prepare pork filet with Roquefort sauce as family dinner. This was one of my favourite dishes. Over the years, I have added my own touch to this recipe and have to make it a family favourite for my husband and two children.
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2 pork cutlets
100g of good quality Blue Cheese crumbled
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
100ml thickened cream
1 small glass of Dry White Wine
1 small red onion roughly chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pear cored and cut into 8 segments
A couple of tbsp of walnuts
2 large tbsp of Honey 1/2 Cauliflower pureed
Place the walnuts in a hot pan and toast them for a couple of minutes before adding one tablespoon of honey.
Stir and make sure the walnuts are well coated before taking them off the heat and setting them aside for later use.
Using the same pan, add the cut pear and the remaining honey. Cook the pear lightly and ensure they are properly coated in honey.
Again, ensure the pears are properly coated before removing from the heat and setting aside for later use.
Use a clean pan; sear the pork on each side to add a bit of colour before removing it from the heat and setting it aside.
Note: You are not trying to cook the pork through at this stage, just give it a bit of colour.
Keeping the same pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil and the chopped onions.
Once the onions have softened, add the crumbled cheese. Reduce the heat to low, as you do not want the cheese to overcook.
Once the cheese has melted, add the wine and mustard. Stir until well combined.
Add the cream, mix well and let it reduce for a couple of minutes.
Add the seared pork cutlets and finish the cooking. At this point you should also season to taste.
Plate the pork cutlets with some cauliflower puree and glazed pears and walnuts.
Total Preperation Time:
Yield: 2 servings
Notes: To make the honey easier to pour, place it in the microwave on high for a few seconds. This will make it easier to measure.
A milder blue cheese can be used if desired according to your taste.