Italian pork loin steaks with cherry tomato sauce

Italian pork loin steak recipe

< 30 mins
  • Dish Type Pan Fry
  • Occasion Weeknight Dinner
  • Cut Steak
  • Serves 4
  • Prep Time 10 mins + 10 mins marinating
  • Cook Time 10 mins


  • 4 x 2cm-thick Pork loin steaks
  • 2 tsp Dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Basil leaves, to garnish
  • Serve with Italian mixed leaf salad
  • Cherry Tomato Sauce
  • ½ Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 3 x 200g punnets Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Ripe tomato, diced
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 4 large sprigs Basil


Step 1/4

Combine pork, Italian herbs, sugar and olive oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside for 10 mins to marinate.

Step 2/4

To make the cherry tomato sauce, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until softened. Add remaining sauce ingredients and cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 mins or until tomatoes have softened. Season with salt and pepper. Cover sauce to keep warm.

Step 3/4

Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook pork for 3-4 mins each side or until just cooked through. Transfer to a plate, cover loosley with foil and rest for 2 mins. Stir pan juices into the tomato mixture.

Step 4/4

Place pork onto serving plates and top with cherry tomato sauce. Garnish with basil leaves and serve with salad.