Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tantalizing Tower of Taste

This dish has sweet and heat and a tower of potato and meat. Chinese 5 spice, chipotle powder, maple syrup, pork and sweet potatoes all combined.

5 Spice Pork with Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

For the potatoes:
2 tsp canola oil
1 tsp chipotle powder
1 sweet potato, cut into coins about 1/8" thick Mine weighed about 3/4 lb

For Pork Tenderloin:
1 tsp canola oil
2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice powder
1 pork tenderloin (1 tenderloin from a package of 2) cut into 1/2" coins

For the Sauce:
1 tbs of Maple Syrup
1 tsp of chicken stock
5 spice powder or chipotle powder, depending on whether you want a spicy or sweet sauce Add the amount to your liking

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl place potatoes, oil and chipotle powder toss until well coated. Then spread potatoes on a cookie sheet and place in oven, It should take about 45 minutes for them to get firm and brown on the edges. They will crisp up a little after they are removed from oven.

Place pork coins in bowl with oil and 5 Spice powder, toss until evenly coated. Place them in a saute pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side or until they reach reach the doneness you like.

While pork is cooking place maple syrup and broth in pan with chipotle or 5 Spice powder and simmer until sauce has reduced.

To assemble lay down a sweet potato chip then a pork coin and drizzle with sauce. Keep doing this until you reach your desired height.

I made brown rice and added chopped mushrooms and herbs to surround the base of the Tantalizing Tower of Taste.


  1. I love the usage of 5 spice and chipotle - must really give the dish a lot of smokiness!

  2. That really does looks tantalising. I have never had a 'tower' of everything. Must try that, I reckon I'd look super cool carrying towers out of the kitchen at dinner time!

  3. This sounds great! I am making it tonight!

  4. that's a lot of flavor going on .. and great looking to boot....thanks Greg....

  5. yum! I love the spices going on here

  6. What a great combination of flavors and foods! Nice presentation.

  7. Nice stack of pork and sweet potatoes, thanks for the recipe.

  8. I like the combination of these flavors! Sweet potatoes are such versatile vegetables, and they go really well with spices!