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This Balsamic Pork Medallions with Caper Cream Sauce recipe makes one of my favorite meals because it is quick and easy and can be on the dinner table in 30 minutes for a delicious weeknight dinner.
Balsamic Pork Medallions with Caper Cream Sauce are one of my go-to weeknight meals because I use Smithfield All Natural Pork Tenderloin, which makes them incredibly tender and juicy without added steroids, hormones, or artificial ingredients. It is very versatile because it tastes amazing when it is grilled or roasted for a Sunday dinner. However, for me on a weeknight, I slice the tenderloin into 1-inch slices and saute them in a pan for a few minutes on each side and they are done! You can’t get much easier than that.
This is one of those meals to have in your back pocket if you have surprise guests or need to impress the boss with a delicious gourmet dinner. Serve it with the Asiago Bruschetta Roasted Asparagus or Lemon Asparagus Asiago Brown Rice for a complete meal.
If I have unexpected guests, I will head to Walmart to pick up a Smithfield All Natural Pork Tenderloin for a delicious weeknight meal. I usually will buy an additional one to keep in the freezer as well.
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Even though this is an impressive gourmet meal, it is so quick and easy, we like to have it for a fast weeknight dinner.
To make this incredibly flavorful Balsamic Pork Medallions with Caper Cream Sauce, slice the pork loin into 1-inch slices and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and thyme. Saute in a pan with oil for about 3 minutes on each side.
Then in a bowl, stir together olive oil and balsamic vinegar and pour over the pork medallions in the skillet and let it cook down for about 5 minutes.
In a separate skillet melt the butter, and stir in the capers. Add a tablespoon of flour and stir to make a paste. Then pour in heavy cream or half and half (half cream and half milk.) Stir for about 5 minutes or until thickened.
To serve these incredible Balsamic Pork Medallions with Caper Cream Sauce, place the Balsamic Pork Medallions over rice and then spoon the Caper Cream Sauce over the pork medallions. That is all there is to it! It is easy peasy and impressive.
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Balsamic Pork Medallions with Caper Cream Sauce
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin, sliced crosswise into 1-inch round slices
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons capers drained
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup heavy cream or half cream and half milk
- Sprinkle the pork medallions with salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme.
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Add the seasoned pork medallions to the hot skillet and cook each side for about 3 minutes each. Reduce heat to low.
- In a small bowl stir together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour over the pork medallions and cook for about 5 minutes until the balsamic mixture cooks down. Remove the pork from the skillet. Set aside.
- In a separate skillet melt the butter and add the capers. Stir for about 1 minute. Stir in 1 tablespoon flour until it mixes with the butter. Then pour in heavy cream (or half and half.) Stir until thickened. Remove from heat.
- To serve place the pork medallions over rice on a plate. Pour the Caper Cream sauce over the pork medallions. Enjoy!
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