minnie chef's Note:
Pork tenderloin paired with perfect golden apple-cider sauce. Ideal for fall! From some Noble Pig. Note: Do not overcook the pork- the first time I made this it turned out tough and dry because I overcooked it. But the sauce was nice so I thought I'd keep the recipe here! I might try making extra sauce next time so I can put it all in the slow cooker.
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- 1Cut the pork tenderloin into 2" - thick medallions and season with salt.
- 2Heat 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.).
- 3Add apple cider, wine and apple cider vinegar. (This will deglaze the pan and release the brown bits stuck at the bottom.).
- 4Bring to a boil, cover and cook 5 minutes.
- 5Remove lid, reduce heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes more. Turn pork occasionally.
- 6Transfer the pork to a plate and season with pepper. Cover with foil to keep warm.
- 7This part is 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.
- 8Spoon the cider sauce over the medallions and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Pork Medallions With Cider Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (213 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 286.5
- Calories from Fat 113
- Total Fat 12.6 g
- Saturated Fat 3.6 g
- Cholesterol 112.2 mg
- Sodium 85.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.3 g
- Protein 34.9 g