This exquisite dish made from pork scorched in milk along with the tempting salad of carved strawberries and baby spinach leaves is inspired by Rioja region. Pork seared in milk gives it a creamy and silky look whilst making it super appetizing and aromatic caramel flavored. The milk mildly curdles and forms into small chunks, which is later smoothly pureed in a mixer. The strawberries in the salad are cleverly julienned which disguises its shape and makes it look like sliced red peppers which eventually turns out to be the sweetest surprise in the dish.
The dish, surely, is a sheer pleasure for the senses. The aroma and the flavor of the dish spread far away in the town, attracting the fancy of people. The dish is quite rich, but it is okay to indulge yourself in a sinful delight once in a while. If youâre a food enthusiast, try out this lovely, tasty and creamy recipe to pamper the taste buds.
Complexity level: Medium
Time taken: 1 hour and 20 minutes
1. Four 6 ounce portion of spruced pork haunch.
2. One and a half teaspoons of Dijon mustard.
3. Three tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
5. Freshly crushed white pepper.
6. Two mugs milk
7. One sage sprig
8. Two large minced leaves, plus twelve small sage leaves for garnishing
9. Four bisected garlic cloves
10. Two cups spinach leaves
11. Four large carved strawberries
1. Roast the pork
Sprinkle salt and pepper over pork and slather it with mustard. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium nonstick pan on a moderate heat. Throw in the pieces of pork and cover it for 9 minutes. Keep turning it in between, until it becomes brown. Now, shift the pork to a plate.
2. Pour milk along with other ingredients
Pour the milk in the skillet, along with sage sprig and garlic. Let it simmer for 20 minutes, till the garlic becomes soft.
3. Add the roasted pork
Now, put in the pork to the skillet along with any gathered juices. Keep turning the pieces every 5 minutes and simmer. When itâs done, transfer the pork pieces to a plate. Throw away the sage sprig from the meat. Cover with an aluminum foil to keep it warm.
4. Puree simmered milk in a blender
Puree the milk along with the cooked garlic in a blender until it becomes soft and silky. Pour the pureed milk sauce to the pan. Add the minced sage. Season it with salt and pepper.
5. Add the seasoning and garnish
Mix remaining one tablespoon of olive oil with the port in a small bowl. Add the seasoning of salt and white pepper. Now, slice one inch thick pieces of pork and arrange on the plates in a tempting manner. Drip the pureed and smoothen milk and sage sauce on the pieces. Garnish the dish with small sage leaves. Finally, toss the sliced strawberries and baby spinach leaves in the dressing and prepare an enticing salad. Serve it with the tasty and juicy pork.