How to prepare the best creamy tarragon pork?


Creamy, buttery and French. Something old yet prepared in a new way. This is one of those dishes for which you don’t need much, and you usually already have it in the fridge.

Creamy tarragon pork

15 minutes COOKING


  • 800 gr of pork tenderloin
  • 500 gr of mushrooms
  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • an onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of dried tarragon
  • 250 ml of sour cream for cooking
  • olive oil for greasing


  1. For starters, you have to clean and chop all the ingredients: meat, onion, garlic, mushrooms.
  2. Heat the pan, pour some olive oil for roasting and half-roast the pork tenderloin because later we will put it back into the sauce so that it can pick up the flavours.
  3. Take out the meat and put it aside, and braise the onion, garlic and mushrooms and spices in the same pan.
  4. Add wine and braise until the wine mostly evaporates, and then add sour cream for cooking.
  5. Braise it all together for about 3 minutes until the flavours unite.
  6. Serve with new potatoes and some spring salad.

To be honest with you, it’s really boring for me to eat the same things every day and that’s why I like to experiment. I add, and I detract until I get the right measure. Sometimes I ruin everything, but what can you do, it’s worth trying.

In this recipe, in particular, there was something missing that would make it different from the usual pork with sauce which is made from sour cream for cooking and white wine. Something that would make it more special.

Why precisely tarragon?

Tarragon is not used in Serbian cuisine as much, but it is one of the 4 most important spices in French cuisine. If you haven’t known already, tarragon is the main component of the most famous French sauce called Béarnaise. 

The tarragon flavour is similar to the anise flavour.

Creamy tarragon pork

It goes best with Béarnaise sauce, chicken, eggs, artichokes, seafood, and veal.

This time, we replaced chicken with a big pork tenderloin…because there were four of us, and we wanted to try how it went with pork.

Creamy tarragon pork

What we need for this meal is a pork tenderloin (one that’s bigger or two smaller ones), an onion, a garlic, mushrooms, olive oil, dry white wine, sour cream for cooking and spices among which the most important one is tarragon.

Tarragon sounds a bit unusual, but you can buy it almost everywhere.

Creamy tarragon pork

Lunch in 4 steps and 20 minutes

See the video recipe in section HOW TO?

Step 1

Chop up and half – roast the pork tenderloin.

Step 2

Braise the onion and the garlic, then add mushrooms and spices.

Step 3

After 2 minutes, add spices, pour the wine over and braise until the wine evaporates.

Step 4

Add sour cream for cooking and cook for about 3 more minutes. Put the meat back into the sauce so that it can pick up the juices and flavours and braise for about 2-3 minutes.

Pork in sauce is done very quickly, and then maybe you can just add some side dish… kids like new potatoes so I added them this time.

You can go for a spring salad, too…

Creamy tarragon pork

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