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Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms

Juicy oven roasted pork tenderloin topped with an easy and delicious creamy mushroom sauce makes an elegant meal, especially paired with  a good red wine.

Ingredients

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For the pork:

  • 2.5 lbs pork tenderloin (2 pork tenderloins)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp driedthyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried sage

For the mushroom sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ozs mushrooms
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Make the rub: combine the garlic powder, tablespoon of dried thyme, salt and sage in a small bowl.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 on the convection setting, if you have that option, or 425 conventional if you do not.
  3. Prepare the pork: Lay the pork tenderloin out on a work surface, and spread the rub over the pork. Rub it into the meat, and let sit for about 15 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Roast the pork: Place the pork into a roasting pan, and put in the preheated oven.
  5. Start the mushroom sauce: Make the mushroom sauce as the pork roasts, which takes about 20 to 25 minutes. Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium heat then add the onions. Cook for about 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  6. Add the mushrooms, and cook for 5 minutes or so, until the mushrooms begin to sweat. Add the red wine and the 1/2 tsp of thyme. Simmer until the wine is mostly absorbed, about 5 more minutes.
  7. Stir in the cream to finish the mushroom sauce, and add salt and pepper to taste. When the cream starts to bubble, lower the sauce pan to very low, to keep warm for the pork.
  8. Finish roasting the pork: The pork should take about 20 to 25 minutes to roast to doneness, though you should check it a few minutes before hand to avoid over cooking. Pork tenderloin should still have a little pink showing, with the internal temperature registering between 140 and 145 degrees when you remove it from the oven. Set aside to rest for about 5 minutes.
  9. Serve: Slice the pork, and serve topped with the mushroom cream sauce. Enjoy with a good glass of red wine!

Notes

  • Adjusting number of servings: I used two tenderloins for this recipe, which is a good amount for 6 or 7 people, or if you want leftovers. You can easily make 1 tenderloin and half the rest of the recipe for a smaller group.
  • Mushrooms: We typically use basic button mushrooms for this recipe. But we have tried adding about half cup small shiitakes to the 10 ounces of basic mushrooms and that was good. So feel free to experiment with a variety of mushrooms.
  • Cream: We typically use 1/4 cup heavy cream, but recently used 2 tablespoons of créme fraîche, and that worked well too.

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