Maple Pork Tenderloin and Mushroom Risotto

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Recipe — Pork on Mushroom Risotto with Maple Syrup
4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 1/3 lb of pork tenderloin

Maple syrup marinade

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme

Risotto with maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons each of olive oil and butter
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms of your choice
  • 1 onion and 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Arborio risotto
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken bouillon
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup liqueur
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tablespoons maple butter
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients. Season with pepper. Marinade the tenderloin while preparing the risotto, or longer.
  2. In a large casserole, heat 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of oil and melt 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of butter. Sauté the mushrooms and set aside.
  3. In the same casserole, heat the remaining oil and butter, and sauté the onion and garlic over medium heat.
  4. Add the rice, stir well and cook until it becomes translucent, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken bouillon, wine, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, over medium heat, for between 16 to 18, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove from heat. Remove the bay leaf and thyme spring.
  7. Add the Parmesan, maple butter and parsley. Mix well. Season. Add mushrooms.
  8. Preheat the oven to 190 °C (375 °F).
  9. Meanwhile, remove the tenderloin from the marinade, dry, and sear over high heat in an ovenproof frying pan. Gently brown on both sides. Season.
  10. Place pan in the oven and continue cooking for about 12 minutes until the meat becomes pinkish in colour (pork is the tastiest and most tender when cooked to medium).
  11. To serve, slice and arrange on top of the risotto accompanied by a side of colourful vegetables.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.