Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pork au Poivre w/ Spaghetti Noodles

Okay, I promise this will be the last of the pork posts!  I know it seems like we've been eating a lot of it, but we've been trying to eat frugally and with what we have.  Which means pork is cheap and we've been trying to use up what's been in our pantry because it's way too cluttered!

This one is fairly simple, and quick - think less than 30 minutes!  Which is always good for a weeknight, right?  The only thing I maybe would have done differently is to use different peppercorns.  I used black and they just seemed to overpower the pork a little.  Maybe next time I'll use a younger peppercorn (green) or a pink peppercorn (which really isn't a peppercorn, but a dried berry).  Either way, the sauce was delicious and the noodles gave the dish some depth!  Feel free to add in some fresh vegetables and toss together for an awesome pasta dish!


1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into thin medallions
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup peppercorns (black, pink, green, or combination), crushed
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup white wine
2 tablespoon champagne vinegar (I had an orange infused one lying around, so I used that)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
salt and pepper, to taste
8 oz. spaghetti noodles, cooked

In a small bowl, combine the 2 teaspoons of salt and crushed peppercorns.  Lightly press both sides of each pork medallion into the mixture.

Heat olive oil in a large saute pan under medium high heat.  Add the pork medallions and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side.

Remove the medallions from the pan and keep warm.  Deglaze the saute pan with the wine and vinegar.  Reduce until about 2 tablespoons remain.

Add the cream and reduce mixture to desired consistency, about 3-5 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the pork over top the noodles and top with cream sauce.  Enjoy!

Hope you guys have a great weekend =)


  1. Hey peggy this looks delicious...have a great weekend!!!

  2. This sounds delicious and I have no problem with pork recipes. I have a lot of it in my freezer :) Diane

  3. Hi goodness I didn't even realize this was your blog.. you have changed the title and I need to keep up.:) Saw you on the new "foodbuzz"....signing up for posts so we can keep in touch. This recipe looks fantastic. :)

  4. Perfect dinner Peggi. Love the click.

  5. I love sauce au poivre but I never make it. I had no idea it was this easy.