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Pork Medallions with Whisky-Cumberland Sauce and Haricots Verts

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Yield Serves 4
Try serving with roasted new potatoes to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons Scotch whisky or bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons red currant jelly
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 12 pieces
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages microwave-in-a-bag fresh haricots verts
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 256
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 26.2 g
  • carbohydrate 16.5 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 81 mg
  • iron 2.4 mg
  • sodium 388 mg
  • calcium 53 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated; set mixture aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper evenly over both sides of pork. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; keep warm. Add whisky mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 1 minute).

  3. Cook haricots verts according to package directions. Combine haricots verts, butter, remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl; toss well to coat. Place 3 pork medallions and 4 ounces haricots verts on each of 4 plates; top pork with 1 tablespoon sauce.

Cook's Notes

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