Sautéed pork medallions with cherry maple sauce

Prep time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 10 minutes
Portions 4
Prep time : Cook time : Servings :
20 minutes 10 minutes 4
Sautéed pork medallions with cherry maple sauce

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  • 1 (cut into 8 medaillons) Pork tenderloin
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp.) butter, divided
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) minced onion
  • 60 g (2 ounces) prosciutto, shredded
  • 180 g (6 ounces) dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) orange zest
  • 125 ml (4 ounces) Grand Marnier, or other orange liqueur
  • 250 ml (8 ounces) cherry vinegar*
  • 95 ml (3 ounces) maple syrup
  • 115 g (4 ounces) fresh cheese seasoned with herbs and garlic (like Boursin)


  1. 1.Season each plump pork medaillon with salt and pepper.
  2. 2.Melt 15 ml (1 tbsp.) butter in a large nonstick skillet; sauté medallions about 3-4 minutes on each side, until nicely browned and cooked through.
  3. 3.Remove to a warm plate and keep warm by covering with aluminium foil.
  4. 4.Melt remaining butter in skillet and sauté onion and prosciutto until onion is tender and prosciutto is starting to crisp about 2 minutes.
  5. 5.Add cherries and orange zest to skillet; cook and stir for 1 minute.
  6. 6.Carefully add Grand Marnier and immediately ignite with a long fireplace match.
  7. 7.When flames subside, add vinegar and reduce liquid by almost half.
  8. 8.Add maple syrup and return to boiling.
  9. 9.Return medaillons to skillet to heat through and coat with sauce.
  10. 10.Serve medallions in a pool of sauce, garnished with cheese piped from pastry bag.


*Cherry vinegar may be found in some gourmet food shops; or substitute 125 ml (4 ounces) cherry juice and 125 ml (4 ounces) white wine vinegar. Nutrient analysis per serving: 612 calories, 33.3 g protein, 62.3 g carbohydrates, 24.8 g fat, 13.7 g saturated fat, 154 mg cholesterol, 602 mg sodium, 34% calories from fat, 38% calories from carbohydrates

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