I wanted to eat something healthy and delicious, so I decided to make steamed pork wrapped enoki mushrooms (豚えのき巻き) with daikon oroshi ponzu sauce (大根おろしぽんずソース). I had tried this recipe before with eggplants, and yamaimo and it tastes great, but I think enoki mushrooms tastes better and can be eaten both hot or chilled!
Steamed Pork Wrapped Enoki Mushrooms
- 2 Packs of Enoki Mushrooms (you can also substitute with eggplants or yamaimo)
- 300-500 grams of Thinly Sliced Pork Belly Meat (バラ肉) or Pork Scraps (小間切れ)
- Ponzu Sauce (for dipping, as needed)
- 1/4 of Daikon Radish (or as needed)
- 1. Prepare the Ingredients
- 2. Take the enoki out of the package and cut off the ends. After, wash them thoroughly.
- 3. Fill a pan with water and place the steam rack on top of the water.
- 4. Unwrap the pork. Take a chunk of enoki mushrooms and grab a piece of meat.
- 5. Wrap the meat around the mushrooms, starting from the bottom. Leave the top of the mushrooms open. Place them on top of the steamer.
- 6. Continue to roll the mushrooms and pork untill the mushrooms are all gone. You can alter the amount of mushrooms you use in each bunch. Line the steamer and strategically stack them on top of each other.
- 7. Cover the pan with a lid, and turn on the stove on to medium.
- 8. Steam the meat until there are no more red pieces. It’s done!
- Directions for Sauce
- 1. While the pork is being steamed, let’s make the sauce. Take the whole daikon radish or part of it and cut off the section that you would like to grate. Peel the section before grating.
- 2. Use a grater to grate the daikon.
- 3. Put ponzu into bowls. If you do not have ponzu sauce, you can make it with soy sauce and lemon juice. Adjust to taste. Add dollops of the daikon oroshi (grated daikon) into the ponzu sauce and mix.
This is so delicious and easy to make! And you can prepare and cook it in no time at all. Like I said before, you can make variations of this with eggplants and yamaimo. I am sure it tastes great with other veggies too. So next time you are craving something tasty and healthy, try this! you won’t be disappointed!! What yummy things have you been creating in your kitchen?
ms fancy pants tokyo