Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is one of my husband's favorite recipes. He considers this comfort food. I found this recipe in a magazine (can't remember which) and made a few tweaks to suit our tastes. I typically serve it over garlic mashed potatoes to catch the delicious lemony sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
- 1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin
- 1⁄2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄3 cup chopped shallot
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 3 teaspoons capers
- black pepper
- Slice tenderloin into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Dredge in breadcrumbs.
- Heat olive oil on in a large skillet to medium high heat and brown pork for 3- 4 minutes each side until golden brown.
- Remove pork from pan and reduce heat to medium.
- Add shallots and garlic to pan and cook for 45 seconds.
- Add broth and lemon juice, scraping pan to loosen any browned bits.
- Stir in parsley, capers and pepper and simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
- Return pork to pan and cook 5- 10 minutes until thoroughly heated.
- Serve over garlic mashed potatoes or rice.
The recipe has all the elements of flavor but using that much chicken broth simply washed the bread crumbs from the pork. I think perhaps a little white wine, less chicken broth and a bit of corn starch to add the right consistency to the sauce. It does go well w/roasted cauliflower as a side. It is a recipe that I will build on and the idea of using pork rather than veal is good especially since my husband loves pork and veal is not something that I can come by easily where I live. Thanks for the idea
I didn't like it myself...I've tried chicken picatta and even used it with catfish, but I didn't like it with pork. The seasoning smelled good when I breaded it. Now, my husband and older son loved it. In fact, they ate the left-overs the next day for lunch. It is a very easy recipe, which is good when you don't have a lot of time.
I thought this lacked in flavor and perhaps it was because I feel that there is too much chicken broth in it. I would have preferred to add some white wine to deglaze the pan and then add about 1/2 of the broth called for. I will definitely try that next time. The pork was wonderfully tender and this is a good basic piccata recipe to build on. Thanks for posting.