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Tarragon pork steaks with mustard and mushroom sauce and champ

The cooking challenge

2016 is Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink and is a celebration of everything delicious! Students are invited a develop a two–course meal which showcases our fantastic local produce and gives four visitors a true taste of Northern Ireland
Tarragon pork steaks with mustard and mushroom sauce and champ

Cliodhna Corbett

Young Cook Finalist Recipe

  • Miss F. O’Reilly
  • St Louise’s Comprehensive College
  • Key Stage 4


  • Pork steaks:
  • 4–8 large pork loin steaks (depending on size)
  • 3 springs of tarragan, finely chopped
  • Sauce:
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 300g chestnut mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 25g Northern Ireland butter
  • 100ml white wine
  • 25ml Northern Ireland single cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper (to season)
  • Champ:
  • 1kg potatoes, sliced
  • Spring onions, finely sliced
  • 50g Northern Ireland butter


  • Put potatoes on to boil.
  • Season the pork steaks on both sides with salt, pepper and tarragon. Fry in a little oil over a medium heat for about 4 minutes on one side. Flip over and cook for a further 4 minutes. Remove and cover with in foil to rest and keep warm.
  • Melt the butter for the sauce in the pork pan and add the shallots, mushrooms and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring every so often, until softened.
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and return to the pan. Add the butter, seasoning and mash well. Stir in the spring onions. Place lid on top to keep warm.
  • Add the white wine to the cooked mushroom mixture, simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the cream, Dijon mustard and juices from the resting pork and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1–2 minutes.
  • To serve, place the champ into the centre of each serving plate. Place one/two pork steaks on top and spoon the warm mushroom sauce over.

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