Thursday, November 19, 2009

Porcini Porcine

It is not a great picture, but we were hungry and I didn’t have the willpower to take too many shots. Once, I saw a brief snippet of show in which the chef, pulverized dried porcini’s to make a crusted meat. I have been intrigued ever since, but just finally got around to trying it out.

I started with about a 2.5 pound pork loin and marinated it for 4 hours. The marinade was equal parts Dijon, white vinegar, and soy sauce (I used about ¼ c. each). Before I was ready to cook the meat, I turned the oven to 425 degrees. I coated the meat slightly with some oil (I used olive, but any would be fine). While allowing the oven to come up and preparing the curst, let meat sit at room temperature.

Start with 1/3 cup dried mushrooms (I used porcini) in the food processor. Pulse it to get a course meal like consistency. You will have some larger pieces in there, don’t worry about it.

Add to the processor

3 garlic cloves (less if you like less garlic)
¼ cup bread crumbs (I used Italian)
1 TBS onion salt

Pulse to combine. Roll loin in mushroom crust and place in a baking dish. Add any leftover mushroom to the bottom of the pan and sprinkle a bit of oil over (or you can deglaze with a bit of stock once the meat is done), it will form a nice gravy/sauce.

Cook covered for 15 minutes, then remove foil and cook for an additional 15 or until done (meat should feel firm to the touch).

Let stand for about 10 minutes and serve.


elif said...

soy sauce,meat and mushroom; the great trio:)I loved the recipe.

Chef E said...

Oh I must tell you this sounds and looks perfect! What we had for dinner was kind of, well not really, but similarly the same...pork, fungi, and on polenta...I would like some of yours though...

Coleen's Recipes said...

Just delicious...its the dinner hour here and NOTHING is on the menu yet...can we come over?

The Husband said...

This sounds great. I've always been intrigued by a mushroom crust, but never tried one. I think this will work it's way into a holiday meal some time between now and New Years.

Thanks for sharing.

Nina's Recipes said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! XO

zerrin said...

Sounds so tempting! I love the combination of mushroom, meat and soy sauce. Would be great with a glass of red wine.

Happy new year to you and your lovely family!

Nina's Recipes said...

May all your dreams come true and may you be blessed with all the best things in life! Happy New Year 2010! XO