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Episode 11 - Endive Cups with Pork, Date, Pigface and Anchovy


Georgia Barnes

Endive Cups with Pork, Date, Pigface and Anchovy Mayonnaise

Serves 4

 

Pork

2 x 250 gram pork chops with skin

60ml grape seed oil

1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground

zest of 1 lemon

4 anchovies, finely chopped

10 dates, roughly chopped

6 tablespoons muscat

pepper, to taste

 

Mayonnaise

1 egg

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

3 anchovies

250ml grape seed oil

2 tablespoons yoghurt

salt, to taste

 

Pickled Vegetables

125ml water

60ml vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

peel of 1/2 lemon

1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds

2 endive, outer, thinly sliced

1 small bunch pig face, thinly sliced

 

To serve

endive, outer leaves only, reserved in iced lemon water

 

  • Preheat oven to 220C.
  • To prepare pork skin, remove skin from chops. Pour boiling water over skin and then dry thoroughly. Season well with salt and rub salt into skin. Place on a tray and in to the oven until golden brown and crisp, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • To make the mayonnaise, place the egg, vinegar, sugar, anchovies and salt in a food processor. With motor running, slowly add oil in a thin stream until mixture is thick and creamy. Add yoghurt and stir to combine. Set aside in the fridge.
  • To make the pickle, place water, vinegar, sugar, lemon zest pieces, whole cumin seeds and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Place the sliced endive and pig face in a bowl. Pour pickling liquid over the vegetables and set aside to cool. Once cooled, drain vegetables, remove lemon zest pieces and set vegetables aside.
  • Meanwhile, to prepare the pork, take the meat off the chop bones, cut into 1 cm cubes and place in a bowl. Add grape seed oil, cumin seeds, lemon zest, anchovies, and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Place fry pan over medium high heat. Add cubed pork and marinade ingredients and cook, stirring for 2-3 minutes. When almost done, add dates and muscat and stir to combine. Remove from heat, season and set aside.
  • To serve, place endive leaves on serving plates. Top with pickled vegetables and pork. Drizzle with mayonnaise and crumble crackling over the top.

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