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Pork Medallions with Pomegranate-Cherry Sauce

The name sounds fancy, but this easy recipe for Pork Medallions uses less than 10 ingredients and takes just minutes to make.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon or coarse grained mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped 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 tablespoon olive oil
  • Garnish: chopped parsley or additional chives

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.