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[Make it!] Pork medallions with sage and port

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I love to bake, but I can’t say that I love to cook. I’m a big foodie and enjoy eating all sorts of meals, but don’t often cook meat heavy dishes. When duBreton sent over some delicious and easy sounding recipes, I knew that I wanted to whip one (or two!) up.

duBreton is North America’s number one producer of Certified Humane Raised and Handled® (Certified Humane®) pork. All of their pork comes from family farms in Ontario and Quebec. Their Rustic Farm Pork (blue label) and Organic (green label) are from pigs raised without antibiotics in a crate-free environment and fed a high-quality vegetarian diet. The pigs can also access to shelter and hay or straw bedded resting areas. I used organic pork for my meal.

The Pork Medallions with Sage and Port caught my eye. It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and seemed easy for a newbie like me!

You’ll Need:

  • 1 (cut into 8 medallions) Pork Tenderloin
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) chopped fresh sage
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 65 ml (1/4 cup) flour
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) butter, divided
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) olive oil
  • 65 ml (1/4 cup) sliced green onions
  • 250 ml (1 cup) ruby port

Then you….

  1. With the heel of your hand, gently press each piece of pork tenderloin to 1/4 inch thickness; set aside.

2.Sprinkle each pork medaillon with sage, salt and pepper; dip lightly into the flour, shaking off excess.1-img_20161204_192404770

3.In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tbsp. butter with oil.

4.Over medium-high heat, brown each pork medallion on both sides, cooking in batches; transfer medallions to platter and keep warm.1-img_20161204_192939174

5.Add onions to skillet and sauté until golden, about 2 minutes.

6.Gradually add port, bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until reduced slightly.1-img_20161204_195352169

7.Lower heat, return pork to skillet and simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.

8.Remove pork to serving plates.

9.Add remaining tbsp. of butter to pan, stir in to blend.

10.Spoon pan sauce over pork, followed by the sautéed onions as a granish, and serve immediately.1-img_20161204_204231839-001

That’s it! This recipe was fast and created a delicious meal. The pork was succulent and the sage and port was a wonderful combination. My family loved it!

DuBreton pork is available at supermarkets and specialty grocers across Canada, including Whole Foods, Sobeys and Longo’s. For a full list of where to find duBreton products, visit www.dubreton.com.

 

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