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Pork Tenderloin with Wild Mushrooms, Ginger and Scallions

Yield 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine (Shao-Hsing) or dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chile-garlic paste or hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, thinly sliced crosswise
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 pound mixed wild mushrooms, such as oyster and shiitake, stemmed and thickly sliced
  • 4 large scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the stock with the soy sauce, cooking wine, ketchup, sugar, chile-garlic paste, vinegar and 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch. In another medium bowl, season the pork with salt and toss with the remaining 1 teaspoon of cornstarch.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the peanut oil until shimmering. Add the pork in a single layer and fry over high heat, undisturbed, until nearly cooked but still pink in the center, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer the pork to a plate.

  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of peanut oil to the skillet and heat until just smoking. Add the mushrooms and scallions, season with salt and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the skillet and toss with the mushrooms and scallions. Stir the sauce, add it to the skillet and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened, about 30 seconds. Serve at once.

  4. Serve With: Steamed rice.