Porcini Pork Tenderloin


You can use fresh or dried herbes de Provence in this recipe. The mixture commonly contains basil, fennel seed, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory, and thyme.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup herbes de Provence

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin

  • ½ cup dried porcini mushrooms

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • ½ cup cognac

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 3 shallot, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • coarse salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large measuring cup, mix together olive oil, herbes de Provence, and garlic. Place tenderloin in a large, rectangular baking pan. Pour olive oil mixture over meat, and turn to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for 3 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Soak mushrooms in boiling hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate.

  3. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Remove meat from marinade, and discard any remaining marinade. Place meat in hot pan, and brown evenly. Return meat to baking dish.

  4. Cook tenderloin in preheated oven about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meat is 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove from oven, and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

  5. Meanwhile, combine the water in which the mushrooms were soaked, cognac, lemon juice, and shallots in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until liquid is almost gone. Pour in the cream. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Chop mushrooms, and stir into the sauce. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens. Stir in the butter and honey. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over sliced tenderloin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

631 Calories
39g Fat
17g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 631
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 414mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 702mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.