Pork Aux Champignons (French Pork With Mushrooms)

"This definitely company-worthy & easy-to-fix recipe from *French Bistro and Cafe Cooking* by Pierre-Yves Chupin (& the pic) made my eyes grow wide & my mouth water. Per his intro, "The art of simmering is a very important part of bistro cooking. All you have to do is combine all the ingredients, put them in a skillet (or casserole dish) & allow to cook b4 enjoying the rich flavors." Even that part of the recipe won me over. A white Burgundy (Rully or Pouilly-Fuisse) was suggested to accompany this dish. *Enjoy* ! *Edited To Add* In response to reviewer comments, I added the word *whole* to help describe the spice cloves, suggested med-sized shallots & gave options for the onion ingredient. :-)"
photo by The Flying Chef photo by The Flying Chef
photo by The Flying Chef
photo by The Flying Chef photo by The Flying Chef
photo by BarbryT photo by BarbryT
Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Cut pork tenderloins into 1-in thick medallions. Heat a little olive oil in a lrg non-stick skillet or frying pan & brown the meat on all sides. Season to taste pref w/salt & pepper.
  • Wipe the mushrooms, slice thinly & add to the frying pan w/the garlic, bay leaf & whole cloves.
  • Peel the shallots & baby onions. Slice the shallots & add them to the frying pan w/the whole baby onions & sprig of thyme. Cover & cook for 1 hr over a gentle heat.
  • Remove bay leaf, cloves & thyme sprig. Add cream & bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly to thicken the sauce. Season to taste pref & serve immediately w/freshly boiled rice.

Questions & Replies

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  1. tdalstrom1
    Does the pork stay in the entire time?


  1. KissKiss
    This recipe is incredible. I can't believe it doesn't have a thousand reviews - what a find! Aside from it tasting fantastic, it made my house smell positively dreamy. :-) I just wanted to mention to anyone thinking of using thawed frozen pearl onions, don't bother. They basically disintegrate into the sauce. Peeled fresh pearl onions is the way to go, and I'll be doing that next time. No shortcuts in French cooking! I will definitely be using this recipe to impress company. Thanks for posting it!
  2. Cant Cook Worth a L
    I loved this recipe. I should've paid attention when my mom tried to teach me things in the kitchen all those years ago, because now I want to be a good cook, but I'm not. Anyway, this recipe was easy (and fun) for a novice like me and the taste was really, really good. I couldn't believe I actually made a gravy and it tasted great! I'll make it again soon.
  3. Rock Star Mama
    This was amazing. To make it a bit healthier I served it with brown rice & the sauce soaked into the rice, making it taste better. I also added some fresh chopped spinach on the top just as a garnish but as it warmed it sort of took on a casserole texture and was delicious.
  4. HeatherN
    Spectacular. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I've gotten so many compliments on it. :-)
  5. cafavro
    This is wonderful, I used it for a company dish and everyone raved!


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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