Mushroom pork scallopini
Mushroom pork scallopini is a delicious, rich, and creamy Italian dish known for its amazing flavor. The word “scallopini” means thick steak slices. You can make this dish using any meat, i.e., Pork, beef, chicken, etc. However, in this recipe, we are going to use pork tenderloins. The dish is made using mushrooms, dried herbs, white wine, and heavy cream. It is creamy and has a depth of flavor that makes it stand out. Try this recipe, and I am sure you will love it.
- Pork tenderloins: the main ingredient of this dish is pork. We are going to use pork tenderloins. Look for boneless meat. Make sure you cut the tenderloin in equal pieces so that they cook equally. Also, trim excess fat.
- Fresh mushrooms: The next main ingredient for this dish is mushroom. You can use button mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, or shiitake mushrooms as well. Whatever is available to you will work. However, make sure you use fresh produce.
- Onion: Onion sets the base for this dish and as a savory flavor. You can use either white or red onion for this purpose.
- Garlic: Minced garlic clove will add a depth of savory flavor to the dish.
- Butter: Make the mushroom pork scallopini buttery using unsalted butter.
- Canola oil: You will need canola oil along with butter as well. You can use olive oil for this purpose as well.
- White wine: Adding white wine to this dish brings in a crisp and prominent flavor. You can use dry red wine as well.
- Chicken broth: Chicken broth brings tons of flavor to this dish. You can use beef broth or vegetable broth as well. Furthermore, you can use bouillon along with water as well.
- Heavy cream: Add heavy or full-fat cream for richness and creaminess. It is a perfect ingredient that thickens the sauce and creates a silky gravy. You can also use cornstarch slurry instead of heavy cream to thicken up the sauce.
- Herbs: Dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, and oregano bring aroma and herbaceous flavor to the dish.
- Seasonings: Balance out the flavors by adding salt and black pepper to the dish.
How to make mushroom pork scallopini?
Making mushroom pork scallopini is quite easy. All you have to do is follow some simple steps to get it done. Here is a simple and traditional way of cooking this Italian dish:
Step 1: Start by preparing the pork tenderloin. You will do that by washing it, patting it dry, and trimming any excess fat. Next, you have to cut it into equal strips or slices. This is important for even cooking. Once done, put the pieces in a bowl, and add all-purpose flour. Mix well until the pieces are coated in flour.
Step 2: In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork pieces and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until they get a color. Remove the pieces and set them aside.
Step 3: Now, to the same skillet, add butter and onions. Cook the onions until they are tender. You can add a dash of water to prevent the flour bits from burning.
Step 4: Add minced garlic and cook for a minute until the garlic is fragrant.
Step 5: Pour white wine and, using a wooden spoon, start to scrape the brown bits. Let the skillet deglaze.
Step 6: Add mushrooms and let them cook in wine for about 5 minutes. Add the cooked pork pieces and mix well.
Step 7: Pour the chicken stock into the skillet and continue to stir. Add dried herbs and reduce the heat. Let the mixture simmer at low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 8: Pour heavy cream and stir. Let it simmer until the sauce thickens up and you get a creamy and smooth sauce. You can skip adding heavy cream if you like.
Step 9: Serve the dish alongside your favorite side.
What to serve with mushroom pork scallopini?
There are so many different ways you can serve mushroom pork scallopini. Some are traditional, whereas the others are rather innovative. Here are a few ideas for you to try:
- Pasta: this pork dish is traditionally served with pasta, especially fettuccine. However, you can serve it with any other shape as well. Penne goes well as well.
- Noodles: some love mushroom pork scallopini with egg noodles. This combination is very wholesome and filling.
- Rice: try serving it with garlic rice. You will thoroughly enjoy the combination. That’s guaranteed!
- Roasted vegetables: this dish also goes well with roasted vegetables. You can roast them with garlic and herbs. Vegetables like potatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, asparagus, beans, and peas are a perfect choice.
- Onion and sage stuffing: serve it alongside onion and sage stuffing. It is an amazing way to enjoy this dish during Sunday brunch or holiday dinners.
- Mashed potatoes: classic, creamy and smooth mashed potatoes go well with almost everything. The same is the case with mushroom pork scallopini.
- Garlic bread: toasty garlic bread is an amazing side that goes well with almost everything.
How to store mushroom pork scallopini?
You can store the leftover mushroom pork scallopini by placing it in an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator. It will last for up to 3 days. You can reheat it on the stovetop and adjust the consistency by adding more heavy cream or chicken stock. Most people think about freezing this dish. If you are not adding heavy cream, you can freeze the dish. Once you are ready to reheat the frozen dish, add heavy cream then. Also, make sure the dish is completely cool before storing.
Mushroom pork scallopini recipe
- 2 lbs. Pork tenderloins cut into 1-inch slices
- ½ lbs. Fresh mushrooms sliced
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp butter cubed
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- ¼ cup white wine
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp rosemary
- ¼ tsp oregano
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- Wash the pork tenderloins, pat dry using a kitchen towel, and cut them into 1-inch strips. Coat them with all-purpose flour.
- Place a large skillet on medium heat. Add canola oil and heat. Once the oil is hot, add pork tenderloins and cook for about two to three minutes until it gets a nice color. Remove it from heat and set it aside.
- Add butter to the same skillet. Once it melts, add chopped onions and let it cook for about 2 minutes until it turns translucent. You can add a dash of water to prevent the flour bits from burning.
- Add minced garlic and cook for a minute until it is fragrant.
- Pour in white wine and, using a wooden spoon, scrape the brown bits. Next, add mushroom slices and let them cook for five minutes.
- Once the pan deglazes, add cooked pork and stir. Pour in chicken stock slowly. Add dried herbs and let them simmer at low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add heavy cream, and cook until the sauce thickens up. Serve alongside your favorite side.
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