I made this for dinner last night and it was WONDERFUL. It was, however, a tiny bit on the sweet side for me so next time I will only use 2t of the jam. I'll be making this again soon! Would be a wonderful dish for guests served with a wild and long grain rice mix and a nice salad of spring greens, dried cherries, mandarin oranges, goat cheese crumbles and with raspberry vinagarette. I too had to turn the heat up a bit to get the pork to brown. Next time I'll probably saute the medallions in 2 batches to facillitate browning as well.
Pork Medallions with Port Wine-Dried Cherry Pan Sauce
RichelleCalin Posted: 01/24/09
carolfstr Posted: 02/06/10
Made this last night for a special dinner party and it was so good. The sauce is sweet, but pork is perfect for this, and if you reduce it per the directions the port mellows out and when you add the butter you get a lovely sauce. I used a higher heat to brown the pork and also browned the meat in in batches. Easy enough for weekday meals but special enough for a dinner party. Make sure everything is else is done as this takes a very short time to make. Definitely not a make ahead dish. Served it with potatoes au gratin with fennel and bacon and asparagus with mushrooms with a lemon, shallot relish. Better than most restaurant meals.
LouisePearl Posted: 11/20/11
A little too sweet, I thought.
Onecentinvegas Posted: 09/08/12
Husband and I REALLY liked this. It is fast, easy and very good. I thought it was a tad bit sweet, but Husband said it was just right. Served with couscous and broccoli, spinach and baby carrots sauteed in garlic butter. Will defintely make again.
crphilips Posted: 08/19/12
Very quick and easy. My entire family enjoyed it. Good for guests or a quick special dinner.
robinarroyave Posted: 11/14/12Miami, FL
Instead of the couscous, I made the Pike Place Market Salad (with cherries) as a side. It was a perfect pairing and absolutely extraordinary! UPDATE: Beware, if you are sensitive to sulphites! As great as this dish was, I suffered all night and into the next day with a massive headache. It's loaded with sulphites. I'm very allergic/intolerant to sulphites, and it never occurred to me that the dried cherries would be covered in the stuff (and the port and jam contain sulphites too), which is what I found out after some research. Sulphites can be very dangerous for asthmatics as well. I would like to make this dish again, but unfortunately won't be able to now. Had to change this from a 5 star to a 1 because of this. (http://fedup.com.au/factsheets/additive-and-natural-chemical-factsheets/220-228-sulphite-preservatives)
CNDNailTech3 Posted: 06/02/12
This is a fabulous recipe that's easy and has minimal ingredients. The only thing I changed was the jam. I don't normally have jam (or jelly) in my house. I wasn't about to spend $5 on seedless raspberry jam just for this recipe so I bought seedless boysenberry jam instead (it was cheaper, but not by much lol). I followed everything exact - except the jam flavor and it was excellent. I will make this dish again!
Kathihodges Posted: 06/16/12
Great dinner and presents well.