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This easy stove-top cooked pork tenderloin or pork loin with creamy herb sauce is packed with flavors, white wine, Cognac, various aromatic herbs and cream, flavorful to the max! A delicious recipe for entertaining!

Pork tenderloin is easy and quick to make, it’s a very tender and juicy cut that is cooked in about 40 minutes, it’s the cut of choice to serve when entertaining, same with pork loin that can also be used for this recipe. Both can be cooked a few hours in advance and re-heated 15 minutes before serving.

I always prefer to cook pork tenderloin in a high sided frying pan on the stove top, I get a better sear and cooking control as pork can become a little dry when overcooked. Pork tenderloin needs to be seared a few minutes on all sides, then cooked through on lower heat for about 30 minutes.

The creamy herb sauce is very aromatic, it is made with a mix of herbs of Provence and lots of parsley cooked with a little bit of mustard, cognac, white wine and cream, so delicious, one of my favorite sauces!

If you're looking for recipes for entertaining, please check my "among friends" category or click on my "main dishes" tag for more propositions.

  • 4 - 6 servings
  • Easy
  • 1 h 00

Recipe :

Ingredients:

2 pounds (900 g.) pork tenderloin, fat and silver skin removed

Salt and pepper to taste

Sauce:

2 shallots, thinly chopped

1 clove garlic, thinly chopped

6 sage leaves, thinly chopped

1 tbsp. herbs of Provence

1/4 cup (60 g.) parsley, chopped

1 tbsp. mustard

3 tbsp. Cognac

1/2 cup (120 ml) white wine

1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy cream

Salt and pepper to taste

A pinch of Cayenne

Some olive oil and a chunk of butter for cooking

Cook the tenderloin:

Trim any fat pieces and remove the silver skin, generously sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides

Into a high sided frying pan, on medium/high heat, heat about 2 to 3 tbsp. olive oil and a tbsp. butter, add the tenderloin and sear on all sides, about 3 minutes per side, reduce the heat to medium, cover with a lid or a piece of aluminum foil, cook for about 40 minutes, set aside on a plate

Make the sauce:

Into the same pan, on medium/high heat, add some olive oil if needed, add the chopped shallots and cook until translucent

Add the garlic and aromatic herbs, mustard, cognac and white wine, also the meat juices in the tenderloin plate, stir and cook away until the wine is reduced to half, add salt, pepper and Cayenne to taste

Add the heavy cream, bring to boil and cook for 1 minute, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary

To serve:

Slice the tenderloin, arrange on top of the sauce

If you cooked this recipe a few hours in advance, arrange the sliced tenderloin on top of the sauce into the pan, re-heat on medium/low about 15 minutes before serving

Enjoy!

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Just made a yummy pork tenderloin. Will have to make this sauce next time, sounds so delicious!

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Thanks Lesli, do try it's so flavorful!

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Pork is one of my all time favorite proteins to serve for guests! Like you said it is always juicy and tender, if not overcooked! I must try your sauce here, Patty! Sounds delicious!

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Thanks Beth, I bet you'll like it!

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The thick creamy sauce full of herbs sounds really good. I'm sure it must be tasting awesome with pork tenderloin. I guess the creamy sauce can be served with chicken and pasta too.

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Thanks Mayuri, yes it's a very versatile sauce, one of our favorite!

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That sauce sounds heavenly! Easy to follow instructions too.

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I love using pork tenderloin as it always works well for a dinner party. With the cream, wine and cognac the sauce sounds delicious and the great colour from the herbs is a lovely contrast too.

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Thanks so much Amanda, it's one of our favorite sauces also for beef recipes!

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This looks delicious...might be my Christmas meal! I love your site!

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Thanks so much Carolyn, so kind of you!!

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This looks outstanding Patty! I love everything about it, from the meat to the creamy sauce. I can see myself putting the sauce on everything! Yum.

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Thanks so much Lainey, I really like herby sauces too!

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