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Pork Medallions with Brandy Cream Sauce

I adapted this easy, elegant main dish from a recipe my mother-in-law cooked for our family. Cayenne lends a bit of heat to its rich, creamy sauce. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, flatten pork slices to 1/4-in. thickness. Place flour in a large shallow dish. Add pork, a few pieces at a time, and turn to coat.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook pork in oil and 2 tablespoons butter in batches until juices run clear, 3-4 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and onions in remaining butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the cream, brandy, thyme, mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain linguine. Stir tomatoes into sauce mixture; add pork and heat through. Serve with linguine and sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 937 calories, 55g fat (29g saturated fat), 210mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • annrms
    Jan 2, 2020

    Outstanding and company pleasing recipe that I will make again. Instead of heavy cream, I used 7oz. Greek yogurt and 5oz. Half and half. Did not have enough fresh thyme so used equal parts parsley, sage,

  • amykepler
    Oct 29, 2019

    Hubs and I loved this. Wouldn’t change a thing. Can’t wait to make for company.

  • Anne
    Feb 22, 2019

    Loved this recipe! I used a little older brandy (like in my mother’s liquor cabinet for who knows how long) so thinking maybe a fresher brandy would taste better. Husband wants me to make it again!

  • Carol
    Feb 14, 2019

    Family loved it. Easy to make except for getting the thyme off the stems.

  • dublinlab
    Jul 23, 2018

    Excellent. I used 10 percent cream and added some sour cream right at the end. I will make this again.

  • mmcloed
    Jul 7, 2013

    I wish I could say I screwed something up with this recipe that caused it to not turn out as everyone says, but that just wasn't the case. Was not impressed :(

  • cmstoy
    Apr 2, 2012


  • MaryNovotny
    Mar 5, 2012

    My husband deemed this recipe "company worthy". I agree.

  • Lisa2025
    Jan 18, 2012

    I have made this twice now and my family loves this (in my house, when all of us like something, it's cause for celebration!) I used 1/8 t of cayenne and substituted sherry cooking wine for brandy, with terrific results. Next time I may not reduce the sauce by 1/2 as directed - I felt like there needed to be more sauce.

  • krysatl
    Jan 5, 2012

    I made this Awesome recipe and my husband and our friends think I'm the best cook ever! Thanks to you, Tof H. You certainly do it for me, You make me lcook like a pro with all the tried and proven recipes that you publish.