Quick Mandarin Pork Steaks

Ready in 30 minutes
Yield: 4 portions

In a large heated stainless-steel skillet, heat:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

On a platter or tray, arrange:

4 pork steaks

Season each side of each pork steak with:

rock salt
freshly-cracked black peppercorn

Brown each side of the pork steaks in the heated
skillet. Remove from pan. Keep warm covered on a
serving platter.

Remove excess fat from the skillet if there is any.
Return over heat. Pour in:

1/2 cup fresh Mandarin orange juice
juice of 1 piece lemon or lime
1/4 cup chicken stock or water

Simmer to de-glaze the pan drippings, scraping the
bottom of the pan. Add:

3 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly-packed

Continue to simmer for about 5 minutes. Thicken
sauce with a mixture of:

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon chicken stock or water

Continue to cook for a minute, stirring continuously,
or until the desired consistency is achieved.

Return the pork steaks into the skillet. Bring to a
simmer. Cover. Continue to cook over low heat for
10 minutes, stirring sauce constantly. Season
to taste with:

fine salt
ground white pepper

Top the pork steaks with:

1 can Mandarin orange sections, drained
1 medium-sized green bell pepper, sliced into
strips

Simmer for another minute. Could be served with piping
hot rice and steamed vegetables.

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