This is a dinner that would be well received at any dinner party. The meat was seared on the outside and delicious and juicy on the inside. The seasoning blend provided a nice blending of flavors along with the meaty texture of the shitake mushrooms. The recommended quantities of mustard seeds and five spice powder made way more seasoning than was needed to thoroughly coat the meat. I might reduce that amount next time. This was served as suggested with wasabi mashed potatoes.
This was fantastic. I'm not a licorice (anise) fan so I was nervous about the 5 spice powder. The combination of the spices is so light and delicate and intriguing!! The re-hydrated shiitake mushrooms added a taste and texture contrast. Overall a recipe I could serve to any and everyone I wanted to impress!!