Priceless Pork Medallions (Médaillon, Medaglione)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

AWARD yourself with these oval edible Medals carved and pounded thin and tender, Decorated with diced red onions Gems and Precious green capers. To Embellish more feel free to add artichoke hearts and olives. This is quick cooking so have all the ingredients ready as well as your sides prepared. Adorn over pasta, creamy polenta, fluffy rice, couscous or mashed potatoes. Based on Veal Piccata making this dish more economical by using lean pork. The pork is lean and trimmed keeping it low in fat and using little olive oil no butter making this healthier. Veal or chicken can replace the pork.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim and cut pork into 9 medallions, pounded tender to 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick).
  2. Season both sides of medallions with salt, pepper and thyme; dredge in flour.
  3. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat until hot add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Place 1/2 the pork in to just brown quickly flip add onions and garlic; when browned remove only pork to plate and cover leaving the onions to caramelize, shift onions to side in pan and brown the rest of the pork adding additional oil if needed; remove just medallions to plate with rest of pork and cover. (Each side should take no more then 2 minutes. Be sure not to over cook for they will keep on cooking as they sit and when added back to the pan).
  5. Deglaze pan adding chicken broth to the onions, scraping to release the bits from the pan, simmering till reduce by half.
  6. Whisk in lemon juice and Dijon, add capers tossing to combine.
  7. Return pork to coat and reheat.
  8. Garnish-.
  9. Fresh Lemon-Thyme Sprigs and Lemon slices.
Most Helpful

These are so good! Like another reviewer, I tossed in some Portobello mushrooms, just because. This is a beautiful thing to do with pork chops. Thanks for posting! Made for the Lively Lemon Lovelies, ZWT8.

Chocolatl July 23, 2012

Delish! My husbands' first words were, "oh wow". This little pork medallions are packed with flavor and are really tender. The flavors complement eachother perfectly! Merci beaucoup! Made for ZWT 8.

LifeIsGood July 23, 2012