Spicy Mashed Potatoes with Paprika Seed Oil, Sesame Tenderloin
This recipe demonstrates perfectly the ease of using oils for cooking. They can quickly turn an everyday meal into something special. For example, mashed potatoes. Of course I had to spice it up with some horseradish as well – it is now in season! :-)
So that the side dish can play the main role this time, I paired the potatoes with a quite simple meat dish.
Ingredients (for 4 people):
For the mashed potatoes:
1 kg potatoes
100 ml milk
half a horseradish
100 g butter
2 tablespoon sour cream
3 tablespoon hot (or sweet) paprika seed oil
For the tenderloin:
3 tablespoon sesame seed oil
800 g pork tenderloin (2 pieces)
6 tablespoon sesame seed
2 tablespoon soy sauce
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Cut potatoes into small cubes and bring to a boil in salt water. In the meantime, peel horseradish, grate half of it and mix with 100 ml hot milk.
Roast sesame seeds in a dry pan.
Trim meat of silver skin then salt and pepper well. Heat up sesame seed oil in a pan with metal handle. When the oil is really hot, place the two pieces of meat in the pan. Roast each side then bake in the hot oven for 10 minutes (after 5 minutes, turn them upside down). Set aside and let sit for 5 minutes.
Mash potatoes, add butter, strained milk, paprika seed oil and sour cream.
Brush meat with soy sauce, roll in sesame seeds, cut into slices and serve.
It pairs well with some torn parsley leaves or maybe some coriander, considering its slightly oriental character.