Pork Medallions With Chocolate-Orange Sauce

Recipe by PaulaG
READY IN: 35mins




  • Rinse the tenderloins under running water and dry well with paper towels. Trim off any visible fat and silver skin.
  • Cut the tenderloins into 1-inch slices and with the flat meat mallet, pound until 3/4 inch thick. Sprinkle the slices with salt and pepper. You should have 24 to 28 slices total.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a heavy 12-inch skillet. Add 6 to 7 of the pork slices taking care to crowd or they will not brown properly. Sear one side for 90 seconds or until brown. Turn slices and sear repeat.
  • Remove the cooked meat to a warm plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with additional slices.
  • After cooking and removing the second batch of meat, pour in orange juice and scrape up browned bits with a wooden spoon. Pour orange juice mixture into a bowl and reserve.
  • Pour the remaining 2 tablespoons oil into skillet and heat. Repeat procedure for third and fourth batches of meat.
  • After removing the last batch of meat, return the orange juice to the skillet, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Boil the juice until thickened, approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chocolate and ginger until smooth; add the pork slices and heat through for 1 minute.
  • Serve immediately.