One of the first recipes I learned from one of my sisters was these pork tenderloin medallions with orange sauce. I hadn’t prepared it in years and it has been fantastic for me. It is a simple and quick recipe, but tasty and well worth preparing for a special occasion. Although this does not mean that you do it at any other time.
We can mark and cook the whole pork tenderloin and save a few minutes of preparation, although then we must slightly lengthen the cooking time so that it does not remain raw inside. Another variation that we can make to this recipe for pork tenderloin medallions with orange sauce is to enrich the sauce with a little liquid cream. You know, to taste.
For 4 people
One Pork tenderloin
200 g Onion
Ground black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
How to make pork tenderloin medallions with orange sauce
Total time: 35 minutes
Elaboration: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
We squeeze the juice from the oranges, we pass through a strainer to remove the possible skins and we reserve. Peel the onion and cut into julienne strips. We clean the sirloin, removing the tendons with a sharp knife. We cut into medallions about two centimeters thick. Season with salt and pepper and flour lightly.
Heat a little oil in a frying pan and mark the sirloin medallions over high heat, one minute -or less- on each side. Remove and in the same frying pan cook the onion over low heat, adding a little more oil so that it does not stick to the bottom. When it starts to become translucent, after about eight or nine minutes, season and place the pork medallions on top. We water with the orange juice and let cook, covered, for 10 minutes.
After this time we remove the meat, grind the sauce and pass it through a fine Chinese dish. Return the sauce to the pan and cook over high heat for five minutes to thicken it. We test the point and season with salt if necessary. We can thicken the sauce with a little cornmeal and give it a creamy point by adding a little liquid cream, but this is optional. We serve the medallions with the sauce on top and the garnish that we like the most.
What to accompany the pork tenderloin medallions with orange sauce
These pork tenderloin medallions with orange sauce do not even paint a garnish of white rice or creamy mashed potatoes. The sauce screams for a nice piece of bread to dip and slice, so don’t forget about it. Although it is so extremely delicious that it makes you want to eat it in tablespoons.
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