Most of the supermarkets now have a “cook at home” food, Waitrose is no exception and they have their “Easy to Cook” range.
We recently tried the pork leg steaks with a spiced apple stuffing.
Described as “succulent English pork leg steaks with a spiced apple stuffing, topped with apple butter and wrapped in English bacon” they looked really nice and sounded delicious.
It did sound tempting.
After cooking the pork according to the instructions, I sliced the steaks and they appeared to be quite tender.
The problem was the flavour or to be more specific the lack of flavour. Now most pork you buy doesn’t have much flavour, outdoor reared or free range generally does. These steaks lacked any depth of flavour. Not a problem, the spiced apple should enhance the pork as should the apple butter. Hmmm, well they didn’t the apple flavour was also missing and the spice though there, was so subtle you quite easily missed it.
It was a pity as this did some a really nice dish, but the lack of flavour and general blandness of the finished dish was very disappointing. Next time I think I will make it myself.