Pan-fried pork with maple & mustard sauce

Pan-fried pork with maple & mustard sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Pork tenderloins are good value and are always very tender and moist, as long as you take care not to overcook them. Serve this dish with saffron rice

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
327
protein
35g
carbs
11g
fat
16g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
7g
salt
0.58g

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 300g/10oz each
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • juice 1 lemon
  • handful parsley sprigs (optional)

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Method

  1. Cut the pork into 3cm thick slices, season with salt and pepper, then lightly coat in the flour (the easiest way to do this is to put the flour and seasoning in a large food bag, add the pork and shake well). Heat the oil in a large frying pan, preferably non-stick, then add the pork and quickly fry until it is browned all over. Cook the pork for about 5 mins, then remove to a plate and cover with foil while you make the sauce.
  2. Add the onion to the pan (with a touch more oil if needed), then quickly fry until lightly coloured, add the stock, then bring to the boil. Boil hard for a couple of minutes to reduce the stock a little, stir in the maple syrup, mustard and lemon juice, then bring back to the boil, stirring well.
  3. Return the pork to the pan and gently simmer for a further 3-4 mins until it is cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley, if using.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2007

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cshobbs's picture
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I also halved the quantities but I added a bit more stock after reading previous comments.
Very tasty.

lizleicester's picture

Halved the quantities so had to keep a close eye on the sauce so it didn't evaporate to nothing. The result was delicious, really tasty and a good sticky, more than saucy, consistency.

chocolatequeen's picture

Made this for tea tonight and it was delicious. Had to increase to make for 6 which worked okay although I left it at juice of 1 lemon as that seemed almost too much. As another reviewer suggested I added a couple of tablespoons of reduced fat creme fraiche and a table spoon of double cream and it was a big success with clean plates and compliments!

sezabell's picture
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Quick simple and delicious will definitely make again. Served with bulger wheat

lovelyjubly's picture

Not nice at all.

kimkap's picture
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This is one of the simplist dishes I have ever cooked and the taste was delicious. I served it with plain rice. Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it and is definitely one to be repeated.

cath132's picture
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I make this one regularly and it's a 'go to' family favorite.. Never any leftovers. I usually use less onion but often add leeks. It goes well with any side dish & green veg.

cambscave's picture
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Very tasty. I used only 400g of pork and chicken stock instead of vegetable stock (i find vegetable stock to strong a flavour and find it overpowers the rest of the dish) and so I kept the rest of the quantities the same and it served two. Not really sure how that amount of mustard and maple sauce could serve 4 as once the chicken stock reduced down there wasn't much left, unless the two of us are just greedy :). Would definately cook again. Next time might try chicken instead.

lisalovesmanolo's picture
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Loved this and it was so easy! This will go in the 'regulars' file. served it with wild rice and sugar snaps which balanced the sauce nicely. The trick is to adjust the sauce to taste - i added extra lemon to counter the sweetness.

kandi1's picture
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Bit too sweet for me.

barrettl's picture

Quick and simple to make, I added some mushrooms which I sauted first, I also added some creme fraiche. The pork was very tender. I served with rice and purple sprouting broccoli. Will make again

giordifer's picture
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Delicious! Just perfect!

chefjulielee's picture
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jsut made this dish and served with mashed potatoes. My husband loved it, will definitely be making it again. But i didn;t make it with maple syrup (didn't have any in the house) so made it with honey and it was still delicious. Will definitely be making it again..it's so simple to make...! the sauce was runny so added 1 tsp of plain flower and it was perfect.

helenmcl's picture
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This turned out better than I expected. I was careful with the maple syrup so as not to make it too sweet.

sarconrod's picture
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Really delicious and full of flavour...the whole family loved it.

mboothman's picture
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Tried this recipe with a couple of differences; used English mustard instead of wholegrain and used honey instead of maple syrup as others have suggested. Best way to add the honey is right near the end, as you can keep tasting until you have balanced the spiciness of the mustard with the sweetness of the honey/maple. Threw in a finely chopped chilli with the onion too. Great recipe.

spongemaker1's picture
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I wouldn't normally make another comment but my husband enjoyed the dinner last night & said I must. I sliced up the leftover pork loin, added mushrooms & peas then bubbled up with the leftover sauce & a big dollop of sour cream. Stirred into tagliatelle - it was probably one of the nicest pasta dishes we have ever had.

spongemaker1's picture
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I made this with boneless loin steaks & full quantity of sauce just for the two of us. I did add extra maple syrup as my husband loves it, we both thought it was delicious, served with roast potatoes & courgettes. I have sauce left over so tonight I will add a little cream to it & stir into pasta twists - yum.

jennypiccolo's picture
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Had 2 tenderloins each about 400g so used all of them and 200ml of stock was just right. Followed earlier suggestions and halved amount of maple syrup to mustard. Absolutely gorgeous and my son - who normally turns his nose up at pork - had seconds. A new firm family favourite!

jeepboy's picture

Excellent - I stirred in a little creme fraische at the end to make it a little richer!

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