The name sounds fancy, but this easy recipe for Pork Medallions uses less than 10 ingredients and takes just minutes to make.
Author:Regan Jones, RDN
1 cuppomegranate juice
1 tablespoonDijon or coarse grained mustard
1 tablespoonbrown sugar
1 tablespoonsoy sauce
1/2 cupdried cherries
1 tablespoonchopped fresh chives (I use Gourmet Garden “lightly dried” chives)
1 (1 1/4-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick medallions
Salt and Pepper
1 tablespoonolive oil
Garnish: chopped parsley or additional chives
Combine pomegranate juice, mustard, brown sugar, soy sauce, cherries and chives in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave on HIGH 1 minute and let stand while pork cooks.
Warm a large skillet over medium-high heat; season pork on both sides with salt and pepper. Add oil to pan; add pork and cook until deeply golden, about 3 minutes. Turn and cook until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a platter, cover and keep warm.
Pour berry mixture into skillet, stirring to release brown bits from bottom of pan. Simmer until liquid has reduced by about half (or about 2 to 3 minutes). Spoon sauce over pork and serve immediately.