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Tuscan Pork Medallions

Pork tenderloin gets delightful Italian flavor from prosciutto, tomatoes and garden herbs. The beautifully browned slices are quick enough for weeknights yet will impress your guest. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped plum tomatoes
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook pork in butter until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°). Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, saute prosciutto in the drippings until browned. Add garlic and sage; cook 1 minute longer. Add vinegar, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.
  • Stir in cream; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add tomatoes and pork; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with basil and cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 514 calories, 36g fat (20g saturated fat), 205mg cholesterol, 718mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein.

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  • Kathleen
    Oct 27, 2017

    Nice recipe and very easy to prepare! The only change I made was to slice the pork a little thicker. I served rice pilaf with this dish, and a spinach salad with strawberries, blueberries and blue cheese - a perfect meal! This recipe will definitely become a standard dish for my family.

  • Kathleen
    Oct 27, 2017

    Nice recipe and very easy to prepare! The only change I made was to slice the pork a little thicker. I served a rice pilaf with this dish, and a spinach salad with strawberries, blueberries and blue cheese - a perfect meal! This recipe will definitely become a standard dish for my family.

  • justmbeth
    Oct 20, 2016

    I used prosciutto rather than the ham. It was a very nice Sunday dinner that was easy to prepare.

  • RLiberty
    Mar 19, 2016

    This recipe was elegant and easy to prepare. The flavor combinations in this dish were delectable. I served this dish with rice. My Husband stated that it was "worthy of a restaurant". This will be one of our go-to pork recipes.

  • chefheidi18
    Sep 30, 2015

    We loved this dish and wish there was more of it. It didn't make a lot. I would serve it over rice. The seasonings in this were amazing.

  • Igraine32
    Dec 31, 2014

    This was a class act. My husband licked the plate, no joke.

  • Aidenmaddiemom
    Mar 27, 2014

    So glad I tried this! I was looking for a new pork dish and this fit the bill! This was amazing and surprisingly easy to make. Also delicious with peas added. This meal will be a regular in our dinner rotation!

  • s_pants
    Mar 25, 2014

    Wow! Loved it and will make again.

  • leeart
    Aug 4, 2013

    This dish is even better than excellent. I'll be preparing these tasty and tender chops often.

  • faithbeckon
    Jun 10, 2013

    Delicious just as is. Served with whole wheat noodles