Sunday, January 29, 2006

Pork Medallions with Orange Sauce

This was tonight's quickie dinner.

It was really quite easy! And FAAAAST!

We watched them make it on Everyday Food, J-lo was sent to the store for a few items and we had it for din-din! Easy-peasy!

I made one small alteration, here is my version of the recipe:

Pork Medallions with Orange Sauce
(serves 4)

1 1/2 pound pork loin, trimmed of fat and silver skin, cut into 1/2 inch slices on the bias and pressed lightly to make medallions.
Olive Oil (a few tablespoons)
1 cup flour
1 medium shallot, diced
3 large, heavy oranges, juiced to make one cup
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 TB capers, drained and rinsed

After your pork loin is trimmed and ready to cook, mix the flour and salt and pepper. Lightly coat the pork medallions in the flour mixture and put directly into the pan with hot oil, do not crowd the pan, you will probably have to do this in 3-4 batches. You will probably have to add a little extra oil each time. Cook each batch for two minutes per side, remove to a warm plate and continue until all the medallions are done.

Toss in the shallot and stir for 30 seconds. Carefully add the OJ and lemon juice into the pan, there will be lots of steam and it will boil quickly. Stir constantly. Toss in the capers. Season with S/P. Allow to boil for a minute. Put the medallions back in the pan. Allow to cook for a minute, turn to coat and serve! Spoon over extra sauce.

We served ours with green bean almandine....Green beans that have been par-boiled for 3 minutes then tossed with toasted almonds, 1 TB butter, S/P! Done and Done!

For some of our dieting friends, the Everyday Food recipe website has the nutritional info, it appears really healthy and the portions were really good! The pork loin is super lean, the only extra fat is the olive oil.


Dancer in DC said...

This is one of those easy and tasty meals you can make any day of the week. Pork loin is a bit pricier, so when you find it on sale, snap it up and freeze it!

It tastes basically like a pork picatta with orange instead of lemon. Nice and sweet, but not syrupy sweet.

Salty/crunchy green beans were a great compliment.

Jon said...

Keep posting those pics. They not only break up all the text on the page, doing wonders for the design, but they also help to entice me...

Also, isn't Silver Spoon just the best?! And do you see what I mean when I say that the recipes are really pared down in terms of process?! Who knew it only took three sentences to cook a chicken!

Stef said...

that looks super-tasty! I do love the pork....

ScottE. said...

Stef: it is very tasty and with just a bit of Olive oil, really healthy...from what you said in regarding to estimating WW points...alot of meat for little points.

Anonymous said...

I am loving the Everyday Foods recipes. Have you tried the flank steak with parsley sauce? It was totally yummy!