Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce

Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce pairs tender pork with ripe peppers, mushrooms, brandy and cream, then tops it off with pink and green peppercorns.  Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce pairs tender pork with ripe peppers, mushrooms, brandy and cream, then tops it off with pink and green peppercorns.

I’ve been thinking a lot about Valentine’s Day lately. While normally I would do a nice dessert, I finally started keto. And since I’m still getting used to it, I’m not going to challenge myself with dessert.

But no problem. This Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce from Culinary Flavors is lovely. And so festive with its jewel-like pink and green peppercorns that it passes muster for any special occasion dinner. Especially when you don’t want to slave in the kitchen, like Valentine’s Day! 

Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce pairs tender meat with ripe peppers, mushrooms, brandy and cream then garnishes it all with pink and green peppercorns.  Pink and green peppercorns were new to me and I ended up at a specialty spice store for them. Here I learned that pink peppercorns aren’t pepper at all, but a tiny dried berry related to cashew nuts. So, leave them off if you have nut allergies.

Pink Peppercorns

Pink Peppercorns

The green peppercorns, as you might suspect, are unripe standard peppercorns and they have a peppery flavor that is slightly more herbal.  Yum!

And apparently the pink peppercorns are also used to top salads and other fresh dishes. What a fun new garnish!

Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce pairs tender meat with ripe peppers, mushrooms, brandy and cream then garnishes it all with pink and green peppercorns.  

Closeup of pork with peppercorns – aren’t they pretty!

The original recipe for Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce called for pork tenderloin, but I used a couple packages of pork chops from my annual local pig. Local pigs don’t (generally) come with tenderloin, but the pork chops were easy to debone (the bones went into stock).

It was even easy to make!

Brown Pork

Brown Pork

Sautee Veggies

Sautee Veggies, then make the sauce

I do have one heads up if you prepare this dish. In the “add brandy” step, the sauce will taste very very strongly of brandy-even a big brandy lover might be taken aback.  Don’t worry however, since it mellows out into a sauce that is simply rich and flavorful after you simmer with the cream.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce pairs tender meat with ripe peppers, mushrooms, brandy and cream then garnishes it all with pink and green peppercorns.  

Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce
Serves 4
Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce pairs tender meat with ripe peppers, mushrooms, brandy and cream then garnishes it all with pink and green peppercorns. 
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
779 calories
6 g
227 g
37 g
63 g
14 g
438 g
336 g
2 g
0 g
21 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
438g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 779
Calories from Fat 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g
57%
Saturated Fat 14g
69%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 227mg
76%
Sodium 336mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 2g
Protein 63g
Vitamin A
32%
Vitamin C
65%
Calcium
6%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 3-4 Tablespoons of oil, divided (I used saved bacon fat, but you can use butter or another oil)
  2. • 1 ½ - 2 lbs sliced pork tenderloin medallions or 5-6 porks chops, deboned
  3. • ½ cup beef stock
  4. • 1 cup brandy
  5. • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  6. • ¾ cup heavy cream
  7. • 5 large white mushrooms, sliced
  8. • 1 ripe bell pepper, sliced
  9. • 1 garlic clove, minced
  10. • Salt, pepper
  11. • Green and red peppercorns
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet heat 3 Tablespoons of oil. Salt the pork slices on both sides, then sear on medium high turning to brown second side when golden. Remove pork to a plate.
  2. In the same skillet add additional oil if needed. Sauté the pepper and mushrooms until soft and turning golden.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute.
  4. Whisk in the beef stock and mustard and let it bubble for a minute. Add the brandy and the pork and bring to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the cream, salt and pepper and let it boil for another 10 minutes.
  7. Plate the pork and sprinkle with peppercorns. Serve extra sauce over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes (if not doing keto).
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calories
779
fat
37g
protein
63g
carbs
6g
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6 thoughts on “Pork in Brandy Cream Sauce

  1. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    That’s an interesting fact about pink peppercorn. This dinner looks delicious and perfect for Valentine’s Day. I have never tried brandy cream sauce. It sounds fantastic paired with the pork! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

    1. Inger Post author

      You know I’m not sure how long I’ll be on the diet–I am hoping to be off by summer so I can eat root vegetables again :). I love that I’m not really hungry on it though–I was always starving on a normal diet. I miss some things but not as much as I thought I would.

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