Pork Tenderloin (fillet) with Creamy mushrooms

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Pork tenderloin (fillet) with creamy mushrooms

A few nights ago, I had two dinner options, a vegetarian tart or this Pork tenderloin (or Pork Fillet) with creamy mushrooms. I asked my Twitter friends to help me make the decision and it was literally 50/50. Then I spoke to my husband and he promised to break the heels off my favourite pair of shoes if I don’t make the pork. He didn’t quite understand how there was any hesitation in this matter to begin with.

I actually had a serious pastry craving that night but for once I allowed my love for him to overrule my intense cravings and I started searing the pork and making the sauce. Not long after I had my first taste of the intensely moist pork and the aromatic sauce and it was pure heaven. No, really, for a minute my kitchen dissolved away, little cherubs started floating around my head singing all kinds of wonderful songs and I felt like I could die happily knowing that my last bite of food was this good. (and I’m not making any of that up, by the way)

I served the pork with potato wedges for the pure reason that I was just too lazy to make mashed potatoes and it actually really worked. I loved having something to dip into the creamy mushroom sauce, but of course, you can serve this with anything your heart desires. Some good bread would also be delish. And to make this a deliciously rounded off meal, I made a zesty salad to go along with it. My husband says this was his favourite meal so far this year, do you blame him?

Pork tenderloin (fillet) with creamy mushrooms

Serves 4

  • 600-700g Pork tenderloin (fillet)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • juice of 1 lemon

for the sauce:

  • 300g mixed mushrooms (I used portabello, button and shitake mushrooms)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250ml cream
  • 1/2tsp paprika
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c.
  2. In a hot frying pan, sear the meat on both sides. Place them into a roasting dish and pour over the lemon juice followed by the salt and pepper. Cover with foil and roast for 15-20 minutes until cooked through but still moist.
  3. Meanwhile, in the same frying pan that you seared the meat in, dry fry the mushrooms until they are browned and softened. Add the garlic and then the cream.
  4. Turn the heat down and allow to reduce for 10 minutes. Add the paprika, lemon and seasoning.
  5. When the meat is cooked, allow to rest, covered, for 5 minutes before slicing and serving with the creamy mushrooms.

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Alida Ryder
Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • http://www.drizzleanddip.com Sam

    I love the big chunky mushrooms so much nicer than finely sliced. Looks delicous.

  • http://polkadotcupcakecooks.blogspot.com polkadotcupcake

    mmmm i told you the pig would be beautiful! there’s always time for puff pastry :) that chunky mushroom sauce looks absolutely divine :)

  • http://www.kitchen-boy.net Kitchenboy

    How can you go wrong with pork fillet and that gorgeous mushroom sauce? I often cook pork fillets, because they are super cheap in Taiwan – and they’re always tender!

  • http://ourlifeinfood.com Carrie

    This truly looks like a wonderful supper. That mushroom cream sauce looks fabulous and would be good on so many other things, too!

  • petro

    I have wondered countless times how to cook pork fillet, so then I have it in my hands in the shop just to put it back each time..but this recipe looks easy and delicious!! Thanks will try it :)

    • http://www.simply-delicious-food.com Ally_R

      Petro : You must try it this way, it’s really quick and easy but very impressive and delicious! :)

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