Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce


Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce
Medallions of filet mignon (pork tenderloin) are first pan-fried, then kept to one side.

The same pan is used to prepare a cream sauce with tarragon and strong mustard.

The medallions are returned to the pan to finish cooking in the sauce while it thickens on low heat, keeping the meat beautifully tender.
15,7484.0/5 for 24 ratings
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Last modified on: June 14th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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13 min.47 min.1 hour
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, with the sauce separate, covered with plastic film. Reheats very well..
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #1
Prepare and finely chop 1 onion.

Pick the leaves off 2 sprigs tarragon.Set aside.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #2

Pre-fry the medallions

Cut 400 g pork loin into medallions (fairly thick slices), allowing 2 or 3 per person.

Salt and pepper on both sides.

Stage 3
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #3
Use a frying pan that is not non-stick (this is important for the sauce later on). Put on high heat and pour in 3 tablespoons olive oil.

When really hot, add the pork medallions.

Stage 4 - 7 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #4
Fry until browned on both sides...

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #5
...then transfer to a hot plate and cover with a sheet of aluminium foil. Keep hot on the side of the cooker.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #6

Mustard and tarragon sauce

Put the frying pan in which the meat was cooked on medium heat. Pour in 150 ml dry white wine and scrape the bottom thoroughly to deglaze the pan.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #7
Add the chopped onion, mix well and leave to reduce by about half.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #8
Then add 250 ml liquid cream, the leaves chopped at the last minute, then salt and pepper.

Leave to reduce for 2 or 3 minutes...

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #9
...then add 2 tablespoons French mustard, mix well and check the seasoning.

Stage 10 - 10 min.
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Return the medallions to the pan with any juices that may have run out onto the plate. Leave to simmer gently in the sauce on low heat.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #11
Meanwhile, prepare whatever you will be serving with the pork. Here it is fried sliced potatoes.

Stage 12
Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce : Photo of step #12
Heat the plates. Serve the medallions with your choice of accompaniment and the sauce poured over.

Garnish with a sprig of tarragon.

Remarks

This recipe can be adapted easily for other cuts of meat, so do feel free to experiment.

It is important to chop the tarragon at the last minute (step 8), otherwise it will rapidly lose its flavour if kept waiting after it is chopped.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,450 Kcal or 10,258 Kj79 gr26 gr226 gr
123 %30 %2 %34 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
245 Kcal or 1,026 Kj8 gr3 gr23 gr
12 %3 %<1 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
613 Kcal or 2,567 Kj20 gr7 gr56 gr
31 %8 %1 %9 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Pork loinPork loin: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sautéed Pork with Peanuts, Involtini-Style Filet Mignon , Larded pork tenderloin, Mexican-style pork medallions , Pork medallions with "full" turnips, ... All
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Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Green avocado salad, Raw beetroot salad, Italian style gratin, Red rice pannequets, Alsatian-style salad, ... All

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