Javier is a Basque born, trained chef and hospitality professional, owner of Basco Fine Foods, a Spanish food and drink importer based in Yorkshire. He regularly runs client food and drink events around the country and he is a course tutor at Hartingtons of Bakewell cookery school. Javier’s passion lies on bringing quality Spanish ingredients and recipes to as many people as possible.
Everyone knows that pork and apple are a winning combination but as a pork tataki? This is an unusual way to serve pluma ibérica that I first saw in a Japanese restaurant in Madrid. The pluma pork is seared on all sides, brushed with Japanese mustard and rolled in toasted sesame seeds before marinating it overnight. The pork is then sliced thinly and served on a bed of spiced apple chutney and a drizzle of tangy yuzu mayonnaise.