Pork Loin with Port Shallot Sauce ~ Happy Birthday #SundaySupper

I am so excited about this post! Today is the 1 year anniversary for #SundaySupper. If you don't know what #SundaySupper is, it is the movement started by our fearless leader Isabel Laessig aka The Family Foodie. She wanted to bring back a time when families ate together around the family table. The days when families took the time to be together and enjoy a good meal. In today's times, and with our multitasking lives, "family" has kind of fallen by the wayside and her vision was to change that. 

I remember when she asked me if I wanted to join the #SundaySupper family. I was shocked and so honored to be included in a group with such amazing talent. Through the last few months I have learned so much and have been inspired by Isabel and the other wonderful bloggers from our foodie family.

To celebrate this fantastic milestone we have all chosen recipes from other #SundaySupper contributors, and believe me that was not an easy task. I could spend the next year just making the fabulous dishes that these amazing bloggers have shared for our #SundaySupper events. I finally settled on recreating a recipe originally posted by my sister blogger Paula Montenegro of Vintage Kitchen Notes. Her Pork Tenderloin with Port Shallot Sauce jumped off the page at me and I knew it would make Kevin happy that I chose meat. We all know he suffers through my soup and pasta obsession, so I knew a meal like this would put a smile on his face. Little did I know how big that smile would be. I think it was only overshadowed by the smile that lit my face up when I tasted this amazing dish, and when I say amazing I mean AH-MAH-ZING!!! 

The pork is oh so tender and the Port Shallot sauce compliments it so well. Sweet, savory, it has it all! If you are looking for a main dish for an upcoming family meal look no further. This has got to be on your table!! 

Pork Loin with Port Shallot Sauce

1 cup vegetable stock
1 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound (mine was 1 1/4 pounds)
3/4 cup Tawny Port wine
1/2 cup sliced shallots
4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a medium saucepan, boil broth until it reduces by one half.

Meanwhile season pork with salt and pepper. 

In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add pork and sear well on all sides. Remove and reserve on a plate.

In the same skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the sliced shallots, and some black pepper. Cook over medium heat until they begin to turn golden, about 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of the port wine and let reduce until almost evaporated. Add 1/4 cup of reduced stock and let reduce again until almost evaporated. Repeat with another 1/4 cup of port. When the mixture is thick and liquids are syrup-like add the seared pork back to the skillet and the remaining 1/4 cup each of port and 1/4 cup reduced stock.
Let cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest for 3 or 4 minutes.

Meanwhile check the remaining sauce left in the skillet. If it´s too liquid reduce it a bit more while the pork is resting.

Cut the meat into inch-thick slices, arrange on the plates and spoon sauce over.


Sunday Supper Movement

Now take a look at the other amazing dishes from our #SundaySupper family!!

Sunday Supper Appetizers:
Hot Spinach Parmesan Dip by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Comfy Cuisine
So Simple Pizza Puffs by The Weekend Gourmet inspired by Hip Foodie Mom
Pepperoni and Mozzarella Pull Apart by Noshing With The Nolands inspired by In the Kitchen with KP

Sunday Supper Soups:
Lasagna Soup by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen inspired by Cravings of a Lunatic
Easy Italian Wedding Soup by Webicurean inspired by Family Foodie
Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Soup by Damn Delicious inspired by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Honey Butter Dinner Rolls by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts inspired by Chocolate Moosey
Chicken Noodle Soup by Big Bears Wife inspired by My Catholic Kitchen
Tomato Florentine Soup by Mama Mommy Mom inspired by The Meltaways
Chicken Soup with Dumpling by Comfy Cuisine inspired by The Messy Baker
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup by My Trials in the Kitchen inspired by Damn Delicious

Sunday Supper Main Dishes:
Portuguese Mussels and Shrimp in Chorizo Sauce by Supper for a Steal inspired by Family Foodie
(GlutenFree) Chicken Bruschetta by The Meltaways inspired by Family Foodie
Feijoada Portuguese Bean Stew by Kimchi Mom inspired by Family Foodie
Lentils and Chorizo Stew by Galactosemia in PDX inspired by Vintage Kitchen
Carnitas Pizza w/ Chipotle-Avocado Crema by girlichef inspired by Damn Delicious
Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas by Webicurean inspired by Country Girl in the Village
Drunken Meatballs by Small Wallet Big Appetite inspired by The Foodie Army Wife
Goat Cheese Rigatoni Alfredo by Magnolia Days inspired by Family Foodie
Beef Stroganoff by What Smells So Good? inspired by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
Dorie’s Chicken-in-the-Pot by Hip Foodie Mom inspired by Gotta Get Baked
Pulled Pickled Pork by Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Daily Dish Recipes
Hoisin Asian Meatballs by Gotta Get Baked inspired by Damn Delicious
Shrimp-Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes by Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Soy, Orange Juice and Red Wine Marinade by Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Chicken Burger with Curried Cabbage Slaw by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by Soni’s Food
Corn and Basil Handpies by Curious Cuisiniere inspired by Vintage Kitchen Notes
Lightened Up Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken by Cupcakes and Kale Chips inspired by The Meltaways
JalapeƱo Popper Chicken Chili by Food Lust People inspired by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Bigos by Maroc Mama inspired by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips with Sweet Chili Sauce by From Fast Food to Fresh Food inspired byCrispy Bits and Burnt Ends
Pork Loin with Port Shallot Sauce by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen inspired by Vintage Kitchen Notes
Sweet & Tender Brisket by Daddy Knows Less inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Fish Tacos by Cookistry inspired by Little Ferraro Kitchen
Homemade Harissa by Masala Herb inspired by The Wimpy Vegetarian
Spicy Seoulful Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Family Foodie inspired by Kimchi Mom
New Orleans Style White Beans & Rice by Catholic Foodie inspired by The Hand that Rocks the Ladle
Spice Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa by The Urban Mrs. inspired by Family Foodie

Sunday Supper Veggies:
Carrots au Gratin by Shockingly Delicious inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Skillet Spinach Corn with Edamame, Cilantro & Bacon Bits by The Lovely Pantry inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Carrot Parsnip Lentil Casserole by Sustainable Dad inspired by Happy Baking Days

SundaySupper Desserts and Snacks:
Chocolate Brownie Tart by That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Magnolia Days
Mexican Hot Cocoa Sandwich Cookies by Chocolate Moosey inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Cinnamon Apple Chimichangas by La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
Apple Pull Apart Bread with Caramel Drizzle by Cravings of a Lunatic inspired by Gotta Get Baked
Cherry Tart by Happy Baking Days inspired by Vintage Kitchen
Orange Rolls by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Caramel Apple Bread by The Foodie Army Wife inspired by Fam Friends Food
Rosettes by Simply Gourmet inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Pumpkin Donut Puffs by Soni’s Food inspired by Daily Dish Recipes
Chocolate Chip Cut-out Cookies by Basic and Delicious inspired by Chocolate Moosey
Nutella Shortbread Bars by Kelly Bakes inspired by Baker Street
Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies by Mom’s Test Kitchen inspired by Dinner Dishes and Desserts
Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream by The Messy Baker Blog inspired by Cravings of a Lunatic
Coconut Cranberry Honey Nut Cookies by Mama’s Blissful Bites inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Angel Cake Sandwiches by Ninja Baker inspired by That Skinny Girl Can Bake
Soft Pretzels with Spicy Beer Cheese Sauce by Vintage Kitchen inspired by girlichef
Sweet N Spicy Roasted Spiced Nuts by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by The Foodie Army Wife

Sunday Supper Breakfast Faves:
Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Oat Muffins by In the Kitchen with Audrey inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Budget Friendly Breakfast Freezable Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwiches by In the Kitchen with KPinspired by Big Bear’s Wife
Raspberry Hot Chocolate by My Catholic Kitchen inspired by Momma’s Meals

Sunday Supper Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

I am excited to announce a New Addition: Tablescape by An Appealing Plan, Anniversay Dinner featuring Cheesecake with Fresh Berries orginally posted by The Messy Baker Blog

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the#SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here → Sunday Supper Movement.


  1. I´m so glad you both enjoyed this recipe so much! It´s such a warm feeling that you choose it. Have a great sunday my friend!

    1. Thank you so much!! Much foodie <3!!! A wonderful recipe!

  2. Looks wonderful!! I love pork loin and the port wine is so perfect with it!!

    1. It is soooooo good! The leftovers make a great sandwich too!!

  3. Fabulous! Love pork, shallots, and port wine. I actually bookmarked this recipe when I saw it on Paula's blog. I really don't know why I haven't made it yet.

  4. I am a big fan of pork dishes. The sauce for this sounds incredible!

  5. This looks like insanity on a plate! That sauce is calling my name!

  6. I saw your post of this on the Sunday Supper Facebook group and knew I had to make this one soon. What a great simple dish.

  7. This looks so incredibly delicious. My parents love pork so we fix it a lot for them. I need to try this recipe soon.

  8. This looks absolutely delicious and an easy recipe!Bookmarked :)

  9. I have a pork loin in the freezer that is now crying out for this sauce! It looks wonderful!

  10. Wow, that is worthy of a birthday party for sure!

  11. Seriously that Port Shallot Sauce looks so amazing I just have to try this

    1. I am wondering if I can put it in jars for later use!!

  12. Paula's recipes are all so darn delectable - fantastic choice for this week's theme, Bobbi! I don't cook with pork often but I definitely want to try this recipe. And that sauce sounds amazing - I should just cook a giant batch of it and put it on everything!

    1. Oh my gosh yes!! I feel the same way about the sauce!!!

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    1. It is Jennie, you really need to give it a try!!

  14. I remembered Paula's post on this recipe especially the shallot sauce. I can imagine how tasty it is. Bobbi, you got the right choice!

    1. Thanks so much Seetfei. Yes, that sauce is amazing!!

  15. Sounds delicious!!! Pork Tenderloin is so delicious ~ Bea @ galactosemia in PDX

  16. looks delicious. I am going to make to for my sister's birthday.