Pata with Mixed Mushrooms
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 front leg of pork, cleaned and trimmed
½ c brown sugar
2 whole star anise
2 T dark soy sauce
¼ c light soy sauce
¼ c garlic, chopped
½ c onion, chopped
1/3 c Chef Reggie’s
Aromatic Seasoning Wine
3-4 Chinese sausages, each sliced into 3-4 pieces
¼ c oyster sauce
2 T rice vinegar (takes away gamey smell of meat)
1 t freshly cracked pepper
1 cinnamon stick
½ t fennel seeds
6 medium sized whole, dried shiitake, rehydrated
Pork stock enough to cover
In a large pan, put vegetable oil to brown pork on all sides.
Transfer the pork to a Perfect Cooker or a large pot
Add in the ingredients and pork stock or water just enough to submerge the pork.
Simmer until pork is tender. If cooking on a perfect cooker, put on meat setting and check when time is done of meat is tender. If not cook a little longer until it is fork tender.
Remove pork and mushrooms.
Put sauce back and continue simmering following instructions below
½ c sugar
2 t salt
2 T Chef Reggie’s Aromatic Seasoning Wine
¼ t pepper
2 t dark soy sauce
Cornstarch slurry to thicken (1 ½ T cornstarch + ¼ c water)
Sesame oil, to drizzle before serving.
Adjust sugar, salt and pepper to taste
Slice shitake mushrooms.
Arrange pork leg in a serving dish.
Spoon sauce over pork leg.
Arrange mushrooms, Chinese sausage, boiled eggs and greens around the pork leg.
Finish the dish with a drizzle of sesame oil before serving.
Serve with steamed rice and remaining sauce on the side.
TO FINISH THE DISH, garnish pork leg with:
1 eryngii mushroom (chicken mushroom) or 1 c fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced and sautéed in 1 ½ T vegetable oil and drizzled with 2 t Chef Reggie’s
Aromatic Seasoning Wine and pinch of salt.
1 punnet shimeji mushrooms sautéed in 1 ½ T vegetable oil and drizzled with 2 t Chef Reggie’s Aromatic Seasoning Wine and pinch of salt
1 large leek, sliced and sautéed in 2 t vegetable oil
3 pieces bok choi or broccoli leaves, blanched in salt water then do a quick sauté in sesame oil, season with salt and pepper
3 pieces hard boiled eggs, peeled and halved