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Steaming squash tenderizes it before you pan-sear it to a caramelized finish.

Laura Zapalowski
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2014

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 pork medallions, 2 tablespoons sauce, and 1 cup squash mixture)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place squash and cran­berries in a microwave-safe dish. Add water to a depth of 1/4 inch; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 7 minutes; drain.

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  • While squash cooks, heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge pork in flour. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of pork; cook 2 minutes per side. Transfer cooked pork to a platter. Repeat with remaining oil and pork.

  • Add chicken stock to pan; cook until liquid is reduced by half, stirring occasionally.

  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, apple, sugar, and red pepper to pan, and toss to coat; sauté 4 minutes. Add squash, cranberries, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss and remove from heat. Pour pan sauce over pork, and serve with squash mixture; garnish with chopped parsley.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

379 calories; fat 9.4g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 4.2g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 27g; carbohydrates 50g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 81mg; iron 3mg; sodium 461mg; calcium 80mg.
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