Arepa con Cerdo,Champiñones y Salsa de Aguacate(Arepa with Pork, Mushrooms and Avocado Sauce)

Arepa con Champinones y Cerdo

This seems like an insane amount of work for an arepa, but it is worth it, I swear. Everything just blends together into the best, most flavorful arepa I’ve ever had. There are times when I just need something comforting, and today was one of those days, so at lunch time I decided to make myself this wonderful arepa.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

  • 4 servings
  • 4 arepas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork loin, cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup cup, finely chopped onion
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups sliced portobello mushrooms
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Avocado Sauce

  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1 cup crema fresca or creme fraiche
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place the pork pieces between sheets of wax paper, then pound until each steak is about ¼ inch thick.
  2. Place the pounded pork in a zip lock plastic bag. Add the onion, scallion, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. Be sure the steaks are evenly covered.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Place the pork into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes more or until the pork and mushrooms are cooked. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. To make the avocado Sauce:
  5. In a blender, mix all the ingredients until smooth.
  6. To assemble: Top each arepa with pork and mushrooms. Drizzle avocado sauce on top and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve warm.
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Comments

  1. says

    This looks an amazing dish – so full of flavor – simply delicious. I’ve just found your blog and I’m so glad I did – I’m signing up to follow and looking forward to more!
    mary x

  2. says

    Winter calls for comfort. That sauce has just wowed me. Sort of light and rich at the same time. Everyone here would smile if I put this in front of them.

  3. says

    I’m with Chris. I could just dive into the plate. It looks so comforting, rich and earthy. Totally worth the time it takes to put it together.

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