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This is  a dish that I prepare if I want something stylish and flavoursome without a lot of work! It uses lean pork tenderloin or fillet marinated in garlic, oil, lemon juice and black pepper to add flavour to the meat.

It also uses sherry, but you could add brandy, marsala wine or vermouth instead.

I used creme fraîche, but it wasn’t the thick French one that I normally get from Sainsburys so the finished sauce was a bit grainy. It was still delicious though. I served it with wild rice, asparagus, broccoli and chantenay carrots, washed down with a couple of glasses of red.

Pork with creamy mushroom sauce

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Modern British
Servings 2


  • 150 g Pork Tenderloin
  • 100 g mushrooms (I used chestnut mushrooms, but any will work)
  • 1 Onion finely sliced
  • 1 glug Sherry
  • 2 tbsp Double cream (I used creme fraîche)
  • 1 Garlic clove (peeled and crushed)
  • 2 tsp olive oil (for the marinade)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (for the marinade)


  • Slice the pork tenderloin thinly with a sharp knife, taking off the white sinew if you have any
  • Place the pork slices between two sheets of cling film and bash them with a rolling pin until they're very thin
  • Place the thin pork slices in a bowl or container and add 2 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 garlic clove, (peeled and crushed) and black pepper. Leave for 30 minutes. If you can't wait that long it doesn't matter, you just want to infuse the pork with the garlic and lemon juice
  • Trim and thinly slice the mushrooms (I don't wash mushrooms normally unless they're wild ones which are likely to have grit in)
  • Peel and thinly slice the onion
  • Melt some butter and a drop of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the onion gently for about 5 minutes until they're soft but not browning
  • Add the pork, draining off as much as the marinade as possible and fry for around another 5 minutes making sure that the pork is browned on both sides
  • Add the mushrooms and fry until they'e soft
  • Add the sherry and boil until it is reduced to about 1 tablespoon, season with salt and pepper and then add the creme fraîche and heat gently until the sauce is almost boiling,
  • Serve and enjoy!
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