Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pork Medallions with Cider Sauce

What can I say about this meal? Quick, easy, and beyond delicious!!! (Can you tell I am sleep deprived and can't think of anything to write? HEE HEE!)


Pork Medallions with Cider Sauce
Recipe from Noble Pig

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1-1/2 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed, cut into 2" - thick medallions
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Salt & Pepper

Cut the pork tenderloin into 2" - thick medallions and season with salt.

Heat vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sear the pork for 5 minutes on each side or until brown. The trick to well-seared meat is resisting the urge to move the meat too soon. The meat will "unstick" when a perfect crust is formed.

Add apple cider, wine and apple cider vinegar. This will deglaze the pan and release the brown bits stuck at the bottom. Bring to a boil, cover and cook 5 minutes. Remove lid, reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes more. Turn pork occasionally.

Transfer the pork to a plate and season with pepper. Tent with foil to keep warm.

This part is very important. Simmer the liquids until reduced to 1/2 cup. The sauce should be thick and syrupy and should coat the back of a spoon. This could take 10 to 20 minutes depending on your stove and the size of the pan you are using. Do not over-reduce, it will scorch.

Spoon the cider sauce over the medallions and serve.


HoneyB said...

I remember her post on those! The look delicious too! I'm going to have to bookmark the recipe to soon!

SUGAR B said...

HAHA! Get some sleep Cristine! Save me a piece of this. PLEASE. You are awesome.

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