Pork Fillet with Vegetables and Mushrooms

Since I bought my shallow cast iron casserole pan, I can’t stop using it for quick and slow cooking of practically everything. It is particularly handy for cooking meat dishes with any vegetables you have in the fridge. This pork fillet with vegetables and enoki mushrooms dish I can’t even call a recipe. Pork fillet is a lean meat and together with plenty of vegetables and mushrooms makes hearty, healthy and delicious winter dinner. I used enoki mushrooms, just to try their taste and texture, but any mushrooms can be used instead.

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Ingredients: 2 servings

  • 200g pork fillet
  • 1 pack (200g) enoki mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 potato
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 sweet red chili pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 3-4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 table spoon my own garlic and chilli paste (can be replaced with fresh garlic and chilli)
  • 2 table spoons olive oil
  • pinch od fennel seeds
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • parsley to garnish

Preparation:

  • slice pork fillet, cut vegetables in big chunks, slice onions in rings and sweet chili pepper in long strips
  • heat oil in shallow casserole dish, add fennel seeds (garlic and chillies if used fresh)
  • add onions, fry them for 2-3 min
  • add carrots, celery and pork fillets
  • add garlic and chilli paste, add salt and pepper, stir the ingredients together
  • add potatoes, add cup of boiling water, cover with lid and cook on medium heat for 10-15 min

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  • add zucchini, cherry tomatoes, enoki mushrooms, check that some water is felt, add more if necessary, cover again and cook until carrots and potatoes are ready
  • turn the heat of, add chopped parsley, stir and let the dish rest covered for 5-7min

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We enjoyed this dish. It was easy to make all in one pan, vegetables provided flavoursome juices, potatoes were simply exceptional, soft and creamy. I would not however, use enoki mushrooms with pork next time and use regular mushrooms instead. They did not add anything to the dish and can be taken off the ingredient list.

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