Pork Tenderloin Diane

Pork Tenderloin Diane

Nothing could be easier—or more elegant—than this French preparation for sautéed steak, borrowed here for pork tenderloin. Quickly sautéed filet medallions are finished with a Worcestershire sauce and mustard pan sauce. If it is a special occasion, pair with truffled mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus. If it is Wednesday night, mashed potatoes and green peas will fit the bill. Add a green salad with vinaigrette and warm dinner rolls.


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 8 crosswise pieces
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley or chives


  1. Place each piece of tenderloin between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Flatten slightly with heel of hand. Sprinkle surfaces of pork with lemon pepper.
  2. Heat butter in heavy nonstick skillet; brown pork evenly, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  3. Remove to serving platter, keep warm.
  4. Add lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and mustard to skillet. Cook, stirring with pan juices, until heated through. Pour sauce over medallions, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Calories: 191 calories Protein: 25 grams Fat: 8 grams Sodium: 380 milligrams Cholesterol: 85 milligrams Saturated Fat: 4 grams Carbohydrates: 6 grams

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Pork Board - porkbeinspired.com