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Pork sauté with SHIITAKE mushroom cream sauce

This is a wonderful sauce using SHIITAKE Mushrooms. If you can't get SHITAKE, you can use other mushrooms instead. This recipe is on the table in four simple steps. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

Ururu's Recipe
Pork sauté with SHIITAKE mushroom cream sauce
Ingredients (2people)
2 slice of Pork, 6 brown mushrooms,  2 SHIITAKE mushrooms,  10 g of butter, nutmeg, salt, pepper, 2 Tbsp of white wine
[sauce] 100cc of fresh cream, 2Tbsp of raisin, 20 cc of white wine, 1/2 ~ 1tsp of coffee sugar (brown) or soft light brown sugar, salt & pepper

1. Put the nutmeg, salt and pepper onto each pork. Spread a little of white wine over the pork. Thinly slice SHIITAKE and brown mushrooms.
2. Heat the butter (5g) in a large non-stick frying pan. Cook the pork for3-5 minutes on one side until golden brown then turn it over onto the other side for 1-2 minutes and remove the pork from the pan.

3. Add in the rest of butter to the pan and cook the mushrooms for 1-2 minutes. Add the wine, raisin, fresh cream and sugar until syrupy. At the end, add salt & pepper.
4. Return the pork to the pan and warm it up. Place the pork onto the plates and divide the mushroom sauce on top.

SHIITAKE Mushrooms