Pork Tenderloin is such an amazing and versatile cut of meat. It’s lean and so easy to cook making it perfect for just about any day of the week. When you slice pork tenderloin and cook it on the stove top it becomes an easy weeknight entrée. This recipe includes a balsamic reduction that is nothing short of a company worthy meal. It’s surprising that such a simple recipe has this much flavor – but it does!
There was so much sauce that we were able to coat two pounds of cooked pork tenderloin medallions instead of the one pound the recipe called for. Leftovers were reheated gently on low power in the microwave and just as good as the first time it was served.
I didn’t have fresh rosemary so went with dried and it was plenty flavorful so I can only imagine that fresh rosemary would be over the top amazing! You’ll be tempted to lick you plate but don’t – your mama wouldn’t approve!
This was not an easy dish to photograph – all that deep dark balsamic reduction almost looks like chocolate. Don’t over cook the pork just 2 minutes per side is perfect.
Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Balsamic Reduction
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced shallots
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Cooking spray
- 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, cut into 12 slices
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add vinegar and next 3 ingredients; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Place pork in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side. Add balsamic reduction; cook 1 minute, turning pork to coat.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 3 pork medallions with 2 tablespoons reduction
Estimated Nutritional Information*
Amount per serving Calories: 222,Fat: 6g, Saturated fat: 1.3g, Protein: 24.2g, Carbohydrate: 13.6g, Fiber: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 400mg, WWPP 5
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light July 2011
*The nutritional information and WW PP values posted on Nutmeg Notebook are my best estimates based on the brands of products I use and the software programs used to calculate them. If you rely heavily on the nutritional information and WWPP values I encourage you to double check the values given, using the brands of products you use. If you find big differences feel free to email me or leave me a comment letting me know.
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This week has been the most active week I have had post foot surgery. You are probably as sick of reading about it as I am sick of dealing with it! Sorry, but my life revolves around how my foot is doing on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. The good news is I am making progress. It’s far from feeling normal but I keep plugging along and pushing myself to do more.
I have worked up to doing 3 miles on the treadmill. Okay it takes me over an hour to do this – so don’t get too excited! Even so it’s an accomplishment and I’ll take it.
Although I have had an increase in exercise it’s not enough to create any weight loss – I guess I am moving too slow for it to actually create a good calorie burn. Perhaps my body is still healing and not in a weight loss mode. I must admit that it’s frustrating but I will keep at it and eventually it will all come together and I will see some results.
Are any of you Super Bowl fans? Admittedly we are not a sports family but do enjoy watching the half time show and the commercials! As you might imagine our local news is all over the 49ers being in the Super Bowl and every news cast is filled with segments about it.
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