It’s a fact that watching anime makes you hungry. The way the food is drawn and the character’s enjoyment of the dishes is something that can’t be replicated. I’ve long wanted to try preparing the food. This blog series was born of that wish. The first recipe in this series is Gotcha Pork Roast from Food Wars.
The scene that made me want to recreate can be found on Youtube. It’s one of my favorite scenes from the entire series. I’ve always wanted to eat Soma’s food.
The roast itself isn’t that hard to make. It does require a bit of patience. I’ve made the ingredients a bit more Americanized to make sourcing easier for those who don’t live in food diverse areas.
Making the Gotcha Pork Roast
After steaming potatoes and adding some ingredients you create the look of the roast. The potatoes soak up the bacon juices and become softer and filled with delicious meat flavor.
When the roll is formed you start wrapping the roast in bacon. This seems ridiculously simple but when trying to not squish potatoes while applying the bacon I may have said some things my mother wouldn’t have enjoyed hearing.
When Soma is met with a challenge in his kitchen he kicks butt. I decided to continue rolling my potatoes in bacon like a boss.
When the roast is all wrapped up in bacon you will secure it with twine. Add rosemary under the twine to give the flavor a kick. While it’s baking in the oven make the red wine sauce.
The three of us ate the entire roast. We didn’t even remember to take a photo when it was plated. We just went for it. If you have more than four people to feed you can double this recipe easily.
We used Pinot Noir from Guglielmo Winery to make the pour over sauce. I’ve long been a fan of their wines. I love when a recipe calls for red wine. I get to open a bottle and splurge on drinking while I cook. It’s best to use a dry red wine like Pinot Noir to make the sauce. Alternatively, you can pick up red cooking wine. It may make the sauce a bit more tart.
Finished Gotcha Pork Roast
Isn’t she beautiful? Here’s a photo of the anime version for comparison.
Interested in anime? Watch Welcome to the Ballroom.
Anime Food: Gotcha Pork Roast from Food Wars
Yield 6 slices
3 large potatoes.
1 large white onion
1 cup of brown mushrooms
1 sprig of rosemary
3 TBSP of butter
1 pack of thick bacon
1/2 cup of Pinot Noir or red cooking wine
2 TBSP of Moscato
1 TBSP of soy sauce
- Peel and slice the potatoes
- Chop mushrooms and onions
- Steam potatoes for 20 minutes
- Heat 1 TBSP of butter in pan and fry onions and mushrooms until onions brown
- Mash the potatoes but keep them lumpy
- Add the onion and mushrooms to the potatoes with salt to taste
- Let the ingredients cool, then form the roast
- Wrap in thick cut bacon
- Tie with baking twine
- Stuff rosemary under the string
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
- Remove string and pour sauce over roast
For the Sauce
- Boil the Pinot Noir in a skillet
- Add 2 TBSP of butter
- Add Moscato
- Add Soy Sauce
- Heat on medium low for five minutes