Confit pork loin, leeks mostarda, polenta and morel nuggets

Author: Les Cultures de chez nous
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Portions 4
Freezing No
Ingredients
Preparation

Ingredients

  • For the loin :
  • 50 g (50 ml) of sea salt
  • 40 g (45 ml) of brown sugar
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 thyme stems
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 pork loin of 500 g (about 1 pound), sliced in two and tied up
  • 2 liters (8 cups) of duck fat
  • For the polenta :
  • 165 g (165 ml) of milk
  • 50 g (80 ml) of polenta
  • Salt and pepper
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of chopped parsley
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of olive oil
  • For the mostarda :
  • 1 minced leek
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of olive oil
  • 500 g (500 ml) of red wine
  • 100 g (100 ml) of red wine vinegar
  • 100 g (110 ml) of brown sugar
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of old style mustard
  • For the morels sauce :
  • 50 g (about 2 oz) od dehydrated morels
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 50 ml (3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon) of sherry
  • 200 ml (about ¾ cup) of demi-glace sauce
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Preparation

  • The night before, mix sea salt with sugar, garlic and herbs. Marinate loin for 12 hours at fresh. Once this time is up, remove salt and rince. Soak in water for 3 hours to desalinate. Confit with duck fat for 3 to 4 hours in the oven at 250 C (120 F) until the temperature reaches 68 C (115 F) on a cooking themometer. Remove from oven and cool down.
  • Heat milk. Add polenta, salt, pepper and parsley. Cook 5 minutes. At the end, add olive oil. Set in a bag and make four rolls. refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Sweat leek with oil. Deglaze with red wine and vinegar. Add brown sugar and mustard. Slowly cook until complete evaporation of the liquids.
  • Rehydrate morels with warm water then blanch. Sweat with shallot into oil and butter for 3 to 4 minutes. Deglaze sherry. Add brown stock then simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Slice loin into thick slices. Warm up in the oven.
  • While the pork loin warm up in the oven, fry polenta nuggets into oil.
  • Spread loin slices, polenta rolls, mostarda and morels into plates. Coat each portions with sauce.

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