Pork Tenderloin Medallions with French Green Peppercorn Sauce & Zucchini
ready in 15 minutes
Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Spice Level: Not Spicy
Cook Within: 4 days
The tastiness of French green peppercorns comes through with utter magic in this dish, an update on a Home Chef classic. The sherry, cream, and peppercorns bounce off each other in flavorful harmony, and it enrobes the pork with a slightly peppery perfection. You'll want this sauce in everything: pork, beef, chicken, your morning coffee… maybe not the last one.
In Your Box (serves 2)
- 12 oz. Pork Tenderloin Medallions
- 2 Zucchini
- 2 oz. Dark Brown Sherry Cooking Wine
- ¼ oz. Brined Green Peppercorns
- 1 tsp. Seasoned Salt Blend
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Nutrition (per serving) QPG7DEPE
You Will Need
- Olive Oil
- 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
- 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer
- 1 Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
- Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
- Seafood 145° F |
- Chicken 165° F |
- Ground Beef 160° F |
- Ground Turkey 165° F |
- Ground Pork 160° F
Customize It Instructions
If using chicken, follow same instructions as pork medallions, cooking over medium heat until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes per side.
If using NY Strip steak, pat dry and season both sides with 1/2 tsp. salt. Follow same instructions as pork medallions, cooking until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 9-11 minutes per side. Halve to serve.
Cook the Pork Medallions
Pat pork medallions dry, and season all over with 1/4 tsp. salt.Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add pork medallions to hot pan and cook until pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 3-5 minutes per side.Remove from burner. Remove medallions to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.While pork cooks, cook zucchini.
Cook the Zucchini
Trim zucchini ends, halve lengthwise, and cut into 1/2” half-moons.Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Add zucchini to hot pan and stir occasionally until tender, 5-6 minutes.Stir in seasoning blend and remove from burner.
Make the Sauce
Drain green peppercorns in a wire-mesh strainer and rinse.Return pan used to sear pork to medium heat. Add sherry and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cook until liquid is reduced by half, 2-3 minutes.Stir in cream, demi-glace, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Return to a boil. Once boiling, stir constantly until creamy, 1-2 minutes.Remove from burner and stir in butter, peppercorns, and a pinch of salt.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping sauce with pork. Bon appétit!
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