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PORK MEDALLIONS

The Pork Medallions with Blue Cheese Sauce will make a delicious pan dinner, served once a week, on the table in 30 minutes! It’s fancy enough to make an appointment night or entertain guests, but it’s easy even if you’re not entirely sure of your kitchen.


These soft and juicy pork medallions are drowned in a delicious, delicious blue cheese sauce that includes the flavor of caramelized pork and white wine. This is my favorite thing to do when I’m short but I want to be a little more special during the week.


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin, (800g)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine, (60ml)
  • 5 oz blue cheese, cubed (140g)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, (180ml)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Trim the tenderloin of the silverskin and any excess fat. Cut the tenderloin into eight 2-inch-thick medallions. Flip each medallion onto a cut side and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter in a large sauté pan over high heat. When the butter is melted and foaming, add half of the meat and sear until nicely browned, 2 to 3 min. Flip and cook the other side until the meat is well browned and slightly firm to the touch, about another 2 min. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining pork.
  3. Melt the remaining tablespoon butter in the pan. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and sauté for about 30 seconds, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  4. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Once the wine has almost completely evaporated add the cream and blue cheese cubes. Simmer over medium heat for about 3 minutes until sauce is smooth and thick.
  5. Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan, and cook, flipping the pork once, until it’s firm to the touch and still a little pink in the middle (cut into a piece to check), 2 to 4 min. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve garnished with parsley.

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