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Pork Cutlets with Orange Gremolata

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

 

Hands-on time 19 mins
Total time 19 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Make sure to grate the rind before juicing the orange. For a quick side, combine 1 1/2 cups cooked orzo with 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 sliced green onions, and 2 ounces dried cranberries. You can sub chicken or a firm, white fish for the pork.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 12 thin slices
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice (about 2 medium oranges)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

Nutrition Information

  • calories 238
  • fat 8.7 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 4.8 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 24.3 g
  • carbohydrate 14.8 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 427 mg
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt; dredge pork in flour. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 6 pork slices to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and done. Place cooked pork on a platter; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and remaining 6 pork slices.

  2. Add orange juice, 1/3 cup water, marmalade, and vinegar to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  3. Place parsley, orange rind, and garlic in a small bowl; stir with a fork to combine. Spoon orange juice mixture over pork; sprinkle evenly with orange rind mixture.

Cook's Notes

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