This so far has topped all of my meals in taste, how healthy it was and easy to prepare, even though looks complicated, was really easy. But I cannot put into words how nice it was. Bellow is a picture of a cooked Enoki mushroom, it has a fleshy texture and is very shroomy taste.
Recipe Ingredients: (enough for 2)
- 2 large potatoes (pealed and cubed)
- 6 medium carrots (pealed, 3 cut into pieces, 3 into halves)
- 4 pork loin steaks
- 1 piece of fresh ginger (the size of two garlic cloves, minced)
- 2 large garlic cloves "more if small" (1 roughly minced, 1 cut into 3-4 pieces)
- 1/2 packet of fresh Enoki mushrooms
- 1 soup spoon of sesame seeds (I used a mixture of white and black, just white is fine)
- 3 soup spoons of balsamic vinegar
- 1 bunch of spring onions (sliced)
- 1/2 cup of single cream
- 1 soup spoon of butter
- a pinch of nutmeg
- a glug of milk
- a little olive oil
- some salt and pepper
- and a pinch of saffron
While that is doing lets do the rest quick so that it all ends at the same time. Before all that I marinated the pork with two spoons of balsamic vinegar poured evenly over them, a little salt, the minced garlic and the minced ginger, just on one side of the pork, I let it marinade for around 30 minutes.
I used two frying pans one for the steak and sauce making the other for roasting the sesame seeds and making the spring onion and Enoki stir-fry. So put both frying pans on the stove, the larger one with olive oil the smaller one just dry. On the dry one place the sesame seeds inside, and as it heats keep shaking it to brown the sesame evenly on both sides, this also releases the most amazing nutty taste and smell of the sesame, once blonde place it in a container, awaiting to be cooked with the stir-fry, while on the larger pan with olive oil, once hot place the pork steaks with the garlic and ginger facing down, as this will make them stick to that side of the steak, let them cook for around 2-3 minutes and then turn them around for another 2-3 minutes which should be sufficiente to be totally cooked through, at this stage remove them from the pan scraping the garlic and ginger so that it stays in the pan, put the steaks on a plate and put them in the oven just to keep warm and to warm the plate at around 30-50c, while you do the rest.
Now both pans are off the fire, put back on the fire the little pan put a little olive oil in it and once hot add the spring onion, and as soon as it darkens (about 1 minute) add the Enoki, and a little seasoning (salt and pepper) + one spoon of balsamic vinegar and sesame seeds, stir fry for around 3 minutes and it's done, put the other frying pan on the fire and pour the fresh cream into it + the pinch of saffron, bring it to gently boil and this will thicken substantially, as soon as is thick remove from fire.
By now the potatoes and carrots should be done, drain and remove the halved carrots, the rest just mash it up, then add a spoon of butter, a glug of milk, a pinch of nutmeg and seasoning (salt and pepper). And that is done too, finally arrange it all on the plate and get ready for an explosion of flavours, like I said is unbelievable, how nice it all was.
The nutty flavours mixing in with the mild onion and the earthy mushrooms and the fabulous textures, then the mash with a hint of sweetness from the carrot and a little garlic and nutmeg coming through, and the "piece de resistance" the moist pork with a saffron ginger and garlic , well make it and you'll see.