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You Need to Try This Great Pork Medallions with Cherry Sauce Recipe


You Need to Try This Great Pork Medallions with Cherry Sauce Recipe

A delicious and healthy pork tenderloin dinner with savory shallots and tart cherries that the whole family can enjoy. Not to mention it's easy to prepare. What's not to love about this?

Pork is packed with protein, making it a great choice for getting your daily need for that particular macro. Adding in a cherry sauce gives it the right amount of flavor, turning an ordinary piece of pork into something truly great. This dish will feel very extravagant!

If you're looking to impress some guests or give your partner an amazing meal for a date night, turn to this recipe. Impressive meals don't need to be difficult to make. With the right recipe, you can dazzle your guests without spending too much time in the kitchen.

Serve this dinner with either veggies or rice for a classic meal. Mixed veggies are a great choice, since they provide plenty of vitamins and minerals. Pour any of the extra cherry sauce over the rice, if that's the side dish you select. Enjoy!

Pork Medallions with Cherry Sauce


1 (1¼ pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed of all visible fat and silverskin, then cut into ½-inch-thick medallions
½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
3 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped shallot
¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
¼ cup dried tart cherries


1. Season the pork medallions with ¼ teaspoon of the salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat and cook the meat until there is just a slight blush in the center; about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the meat to a plate and tent with aluminum foil.

2. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and the shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until it begins to soften, about 1 minute. Add the broth, vinegar, the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and the cherries, and cook until the liquid is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Taste and correct the seasonings with salt and pepper, if necessary. Pour the sauce over the pork medallions and serve.

Nutrition Information

Serves 4
Serving size: 4 medallions and 2 tablespoons sauce

Per serving
Calories: 245
Fat: 9g
Saturated: 2g
Mono: 5g
Poly: 1g
Cholesterol: 92mg
Sodium: 380mg
Carb: 8.5g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 31g

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