Umami-rich Recipes with Pork

Stewed Lotus Roots and a Soft Boiled Cube of Pork

Pork is rich in inosinate, and lotus root is rich in glutamate, so they go very well.
Since we use a layered pork cube, the cooking time is not long but it ends up very tender. It is a beautiful-looking dish.

Stewed Lotus Roots and a Soft Boiled Cube of Pork

※The picture shows an arrangement for two servings.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe

Pork

Pork

Inosinate : 230mg/100g

Lotus root

Lotus root

Glutamate : 100mg/100g

Pork is rich in inosinate, lotus root is rich in glutamate and so forth. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.

  • Cooking time : 20 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 500 kcal

Ingredients( for 4 persons )

  • ・400g pork rib (sliced)
  • ・1 lotus root
  • ・Flour
  • ・Vegetable oil
  • A ・1 cup of dashi stock
    ・2 slices ginger
    ・2 tbsp sake
    ・2 tbsp mirin (sweet rice wine)
    ・2 tbsp soy sauce
    ・1 tbsp sugar

Recipes

  • 1. Cut the lotus root into 5mm thick semicircular slices.
  • 2. Flatten the pork and make layers to a height of 4cm. Lightly push it down to fix the meat and cut into 4cm pieces. Sprinkle them with flour.
  • 3. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry the pork and lotus root. When they turn golden brown, take them out.
  • 4. Wipe oil on to the frying pan and add A. Boil them and put 3 in again. Cover with a lid and cook for about 10 minutes.