Pork Medallions With Grapes and Pearl Onions

Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is from my good friend, Ginny, who is an excellent cook. You can change the fruit with the season for this recipe: Peaches would be good in early summer; fresh figs in late summer; apples and pears in the winter. The one thing you need to calibrate is the time it takes for the fruits to cook; so add the fruit earlier if you're using apples or pears, or later if you're using peaches or figs. To Make Ahead: Prepare Steps 1-3 and freeze until ready to use. Defrost pork chops overnight, reheat, and then complete Step 4.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil, add the onions, and cook until almost tender but not falling apart (about 8-10 minutes). Drain and set aside, reserving 1 cup of the onion-cooking broth.
  2. Cut each pork tenderloin into 6 chunks. With a meat mallet, pound each to a thickness of about 1/2 inch.
  3. In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of the butter in the olive oil. Spread flour on a plate for dredging. Season the pork with 1/2 tsp of salt, and lightly dredge it in the flour. Brown the pork on both sides, about 2 minutes per side, and remove to a plate.
  4. Add the onions to the skillet, and let them cook a few minutes until lightly carmelized. Add the white wine, and bring to a boil. Once the wine is almost reduced, add the sage, the reserved onion-cooking broth, and the remaining 1/2 tsp of salt. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes, until it is reduced by almost half. Whisk in the vinegar and the remaining 2 tbsp of butter. Add the pork back to the skillet with the grapes, and simmer until the sauce is thickened and grapes just begin to soften (about 3-4 minutes).