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Afelia with Meadow Mushrooms
Created by AndrewM, Monday, 28 December 2009


A traditional dish from Cyprus, with a wild twist.

At a glance
Main Ingredient
  • 1 lb. lean pork, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 lb. new yellow potatoes
  • 1 med onion, sliced
  • 1 lb. Agaricus campestris buttons, cleaned & halved (or other Agaricus species)
  • 6 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 C. good red wine
  • 2 T. coriander seed, well crushed
  • 1 stick cinammon
  • salt & fair amount of pepper
  1. Marinate the pork overnight in the refrigerator with the wine, coriander, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  2. Drain meat & pat dry, reserving the marinade.
  3. Heat 2 T. oil in a large deep skillet (not cast iron) with fitting lid. Add the whole potatoes and lightly brown on all sides over medium-high heat. Remove potatoes & set aside.
  4. Add 2 more T. oil to pan and brown the pork on all sides. Remove pork & set aside with potatoes.
  5. Add last 2 T. oil and saute the onion until almost browned, then add the mushrooms and saute 2-3 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to low, and add pork, potatoes and reserved marinade back to pan.
  7. Cover and simmer 45 minutes or until pork & potatoes are tender and sauce is very thick. Correct seasoning.
Additional Tips

Serve with a tossed green salad and a nice crusty bread.

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