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Pork Tenderloins with King Mushrooms and Tortellini
Yield 8 dinner servings

Ingredients
2-1 LB  PORK TENDERLOINS
2 TBSP MUSHROOM SOY

1 TSP GROUND WHITE PEPPER

1/4 CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

2 TBSP FRESH MINCED GARLIC
1-LARGE WHITE ONION  (Chopped)

1 CUP  MERLOT

1 LB FRESH KING MUSHROOMS (Sliced 1/2 inch thick) (See Below Chef Notes)
1 LB FRESH BABY ASIAN EGGPLANT (cut into 1/4 in thick rings)

1 TSP GROUND WHITE PEPPER

1 LB FRESH KING MUSHROOMS (Sliced 1/2 inch thick)
1 LB FRESH BABY ASIAN EGGPLANT (cut into 1/4 in thick rings)
3 TBSP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
1 LB CHEESE TORTELLINI (boiled al dente, and retained warm) 
1/2 TSP SESEAME OIL 

Method
The pork tenderloins are usually sold with a "silver skin" around the outside of the muscle.  This is a very sinuous membrane that is very tough and has to be removed.  To do this use a filet knife, poke the blade under the membrane and closely trim the "skin" from the meat.  Of course, trying not to cut into the muscle. Once removed then cut the tenderloin into medallions about 12 inch thick. Add the mushroom soy and peppers into the meat and allow to sit for at least a half an hour.

Use only enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of the large (10 quart) Dutch oven. Over medium/high heat place only enough pork as to coat the bottom of the pan, brown the medallions on both sides, remove the medallions as they are browned (DO NOT OVER COOK). Add oil as needed and continue to cook the remaining medallions, when the last batch is completed, remove pork (leave the drippings). Reduce heat to low and add onions. Deglaze the pan with wine and garlic, cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.

In a separate skillet and over high heat add a little more olive oil and sear the eggplant and king mushrooms until they are a lite brown

Back in the Dutch Oven, with the heat on low and add all sauce ingredients, stir sauce to completely to absorb all drippings. Replace the pork and simmer for 20 - 30 minutes. Add mushrooms and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Plate Presentation
Arrange pork on a warmed serving tray in a circular- fallen domino fashion, leave the center of the pan open and available for the sauce. Ladle sauce into center of serving dish, drizzle some of the sauce on the medallions, garnish with fresh parsley sprigs.

Chef's Notes:

I have found King Mushrooms in our local Asian fresh produce markets.  As they are not normally found in most supermarkets, so you might have to ask for them.  They are white in color, with long stems (6 inches long) and about an inch and a half thick, with a small cap. Now you know why they are considered a phallic symbol.!
 

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Chef Emile L. Stieffel, Aurora Catering, Inc. email address: ChefEmile@CustomCatering.net
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Revised: May 27, 2009.