This Pork Medallions with Blue Cheese Sauce make a delicious one-pan weeknight dinner that’s on the table in 30 minutes! Fancy enough for a date night or entertaining guests but so easy to make even if you aren’t totally kitchen confident.
- 2 lbs pork tenderloin (800g)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp butter divided
- 2 shallots finely chopped
- 1/4 cup white wine (60ml)
- 5 oz blue cheese cubed (140g)
- 3/4 cup heavy cream (180ml)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
- Trim the tenderloin of the silverskin and any excess fat. Cut the tenderloin into eight 2-inch-thick medallions. Flip each medallion onto a cut side and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Heat the olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter in a large sauté pan over high heat. When the butter is melted and foaming, add half of the meat and sear until nicely browned, 2 to 3 min. Flip and cook the other side until the meat is well browned and slightly firm to the touch, about another 2 min. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining pork.
- Melt the remaining tablespoon butter in the pan. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and sauté for about 30 seconds, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Once the wine has almost completely evaporated add the cream and blue cheese cubes. Simmer over medium heat for about 3 minutes until sauce is smooth and thick.
- Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan, and cook, flipping the pork once, until it’s firm to the touch and still a little pink in the middle (cut into a piece to check), 2 to 4 min. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve garnished with parsley.
- Enjoy it! Calories: 544kcal