Pork Medallion with Cherry Sauce

January 11, 2021
Created by Harmons
22 minutes
Serves 4
  • 1 1/4 lb pork tenderloin, silverskin removed
  • About 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp chopped shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup ruby port
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Fresh basil ribbons for garnish

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Preheat oven to 350°.

Dredge pork in flour and season with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons oil. When oil shimmers, add pork and cook until meat is golden brown on all sides, about 7 minutes. Place on a sheet pan, transfer to oven, and cook until pork registers about 143° on an instant-read thermometer, 15-20 minutes. Tent loosely with foil.

Add remaining 1 teaspoon of oil, shallots, and garlic to pan and cook until they begin to soften, about 1 minute. Add port, broth, salt, and cherries and cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and whisk in butter. Slice pork and serve with sauce and garnish with basil.

Nutrition per serving: 320 calories; 10g total fat (4g saturated); 490mg sodium; 21g carbohydrates; 1g dietary fiber; 5g sugar (0g added sugar); 30g protein