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Bourbon and Peach Braised Pork Shoulder Steaks

Flavorful, Tender Pork Shoulder Steaks – Easy and Delicious!

Shoulder steaks in the panPork shoulder steaks – also known as blade steaks – are a cut of pork which you may not normally see in your supermarket unless you specifically ask your butcher for them. It’s an inexpensive cut of meat from a section of the pig often de-boned to make a roast for slow-cooking, ground up for chop meat or cubed for stewing. Typically it either needs to be marinated and grilled quickly or slow-cooked until tender, as anywhere in between those two approaches and the meat will become very tough.

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More creations with pork: Bourbon and Peach Braised Shoulder Steaks

So once again I am continuing my quest to find the perfect way to cook pork shoulder steaks. And I think I’ve found my favorite one to date: braising them in a delicious mixture of bourbon and red wine, then finishing off with some sweet local peach preserves.

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Pork Shoulder Steaks – Take 2!

Sweet and Sour Baked Pork Shoulder Steaks

Sweet and Sour Baked Pork Shoulder Steaks

A couple weeks ago I took my first stab at cooking pork shoulder steaks, with less than completely successful results. The meat had a lot of flavor, but was still tough and chewy. So I wanted to try a different technique for cooking the steaks this time, and decided upon slow oven braising. Tangy Sweet and Sour Pork Shoulder Steak Bake, a recipe from food.com, looked simple yet promising. I cooked half the recipe amount as I was preparing it for two, not four (or more). Otherwise I followed all of the steps and ingredients exactly.

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Pork Shoulder Steaks – Take 1

Spanish-Style Pork Shoulder Steaks

Spanish-Style Pork Shoulder Steaks

I recently mentioned my latest bounty of fresh pastured pork, and that one cut I was particularly interested in experimenting with this time around was the shoulder steaks. I’ve never cooked pork shoulder steaks so of course that meant a lot of time spent reading and checking out different recipes on line and deciding which ones to try cooking. From everything I read, shoulder steaks can be incredibly flavorful and delicious meat, but it can also be extremely tough if not cooked properly or long enough.

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