Pork Medallions in Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

  • Pork Medallions in Mushroom-Marsala Sauce
  • Pork Medallions in Mushroom-Marsala Sauce
  • Pork Medallions in Mushroom-Marsala Sauce
Posted on October 15, 2014

Today I’m sharing a recipe from Jennifer’s blog, Seasons & Suppers. I think it’s safe to say that I have a total girl crush on Jennifer and her blog.

The one word that comes to mind when I think of Jennifer’s blog is “lovely”. Her photography, writing, site design and seasonally inspired recipes are all lovely. There is simply no better way to put it. And while I’ve never been to Jennifer’s house, I imagine it would be lovely too. In fact, I kind of want to move in with her. Is that weird? OK, I think this just went from genuine admiration to creepy stalker status in a mere 20 seconds. Moving on….

This recipe will quickly become your new weeknight favorite. It’s fairly fast to prepare, but it tastes like something that’s been simmering on the stove for hours. The pork medallions are tender with a nicely seared crust. And the sauce is the DIE FOR! Seriously, you don’t want to miss out on any of this sauce. So figure out something to soak it up with. I served mine over buttery noodles. If you’re not a fan of buttery noodles (you’re a weirdo), you could serve this over mashed potatoes (as Jennifer suggests) or with a big piece of crusty bread for dipping. All fine choices in my opinion. Just don’t waste a drop!



Recipe from the lovely Seasons & Suppers

Pork Medallions in Mushroom-Marsala Sauce

Serves about 6

Pork Medallions in Mushroom-Marsala Sauce


  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin (about 2 tenderloins)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 medium shallots, diced
  • 12 ounces cremini or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Trim and discard the silverskin and any excess fat from the pork tenderloins. Cut the tenderloins into medallions about 2-inches thick. Place the medallions cut side up and press down on them with the palm of your hand to flatten them slightly. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large heavy bottom skillet, heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Once the butter is foaming, add the pork medallions. Cook them 2-3 minutes on each side, until well browned. Remove from the skillet and transfer to a large plate. You don’t want to crowd the pork in the skillet, so work in batches if necessary.
  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. Add the shallots and cook them for about 30 seconds, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon and scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes, until the mushrooms are browned and softened slightly. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Add the Marsala and cook, stirring frequently, until the Marsala is almost evaporated. Add the chicken broth and cook until it’s reduced by half, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cream and the parsley.
  5. Return the pork medallions and any accumulated juices to the skillet, turning to coat them in the sauce. Cook until the pork is firm to the touch and is only slightly pink in the very middle, about 3-5 minutes more. Remove from the heat and serve.
  6. These pork medallions go beautifully with buttered noodles, mashed potatoes or crusty bread.


  • Pork tenderloin in marsala sauce? Sign me up! These look delicious!


    • It was sooooo good, Connie!

  • I’m so glad you enjoyed this dish, Liz. It’s one of my favourites! And of course, thanks for your “lovely” words 🙂


    • Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer!

  • Oh does that look good!
    So fun to find your blog… I love the notion of your “floating kitchen.” I lived in Seattle as a kid and always had a romantic vision of the charming house boats…and you’re living the dream


    • So happy that you stopped by, Erin! Floating home living is certainly a unique and amazing lifestyle!

  • This looks gorgeous! I love Jennifer & her site, too. Next time I’m at the grocery store, I’m totally getting pork & mushrooms. Pinned!


    • Thanks, Sarah! Would love to hear how you like it if you try it out!

  • I love this dish, Liz! My husband and I are both suckers for anything with a marsala sauce. I love that you used it over pork! Sounds delicious!


    • Thanks, Gayle. Sounds like you and your husband have good taste. 🙂

  • Oh man, I adore Seasons & Suppers and this dish only proves why to the -nth degree 🙂 What a tasty looking dinner! Also, I have pork in the fridge so this needs to be made ASAP!


    • Thanks, Amy! Jennifer is the best! I hope you like this dish!

  • I’m not a big pork person but this sauce with chicken, I can totally see happening!


    • It would be great with chicken, Katya. That sounds delicious. I may try that myself next time!

  • WOW. Am I glad I stumbled across your blog! I actually don’t eat pork but this looks incredible! I’m going to have to try it and substitute it with chicken or something!


    • Thanks for stopping by! It would be amazing with chicken or beef. Let me know if you try it!

  • I’ve tired for years to take pretty pictures of meat, and goodness you have done it!! Amazing recipe to boot.


    • Oh Kim I so know what you mean. Meat is really hard to photography well. It’s just so….brown. Ugh. Thanks for the wonderful compliment!

  • I am not much of a pork eater but this dish and that sauce looks totally rocking!! I might use chicken and make this recipe!!


    • Chicken would be great here!

  • This is my kind of meal, Liz, and I’m glad you shared it! I could totally go for this tonight. Pinning. 🙂


    • Thanks, Marcie. It’s soooo good! I hope you like it!

  • Gah!!! Liz, this looks fabulous and is making my mouth water. I love pork medallions in a rich sauce. Pinned!


    • Thanks, Kristi! And thanks for pinning!

  • Ha! Jennifers blog is great as is yours! Love this savory dish 🙂


    • Oh that’s the best compliment I’ve received all day! Thanks, Marla!

  • Made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit…thanks so much. I am so glad I found this site. My friend Susie or Suzy sirloin posted your recipe on her Instagram site and I’m glad she did.


    • What a great compliment! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe and are having fun exploring my site! That’s wonderful to hear!

  • Hello!
    Found your blog when I googled for this recipe. I was piqued by the word floating and went and read your about page. My husband and I live aboard a boat and we used to live in Boston! We’ve been tied up on the TN River in Chattanooga for the last 9 years. Check out our blog – mvmaithai.blogspot.com


    • Very cool! Glad you found me!

  • This recipe was AMAZING. I didn’t use shallots, chicken broth or parsely, but did put in twice as much heavy cream and green onions. 10/10.


    • So glad it worked out for you, Katelyn! Yay!

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