As usual, I've been perusing tastespotting.com hunting down mouth-watering recipes to try. One of the food porn pics caught my eye was appetiteforchina.com's Pork Medallions with Raisin-Ginger Sauce. It doesn't need any more explaination than that. Pork is notorious for matching well with sweet fruity flavors so you really can't go wrong there.
I seasoned the pork with salt and pepper after washing and drying it.
Into the pan they went to sear on both sides at 2 minutes each. I didn't sear them for a minute more like the recipes says, since I didn't want them to overcook. Besides, they would finish in the oven for 7 minutes at 350 anyway.
I moved the pork medallions onto a foil lined baking pan that was oiled with olive oil. I set the timer to 7 minutes while I sauteed off some onions. The original recipe does not call for onions, but I like them so I added it.
I deglazed the pan with 1/2 cup each of chicken stock and apple juice, added grated ginger, raisins and salt and pepper to make the sauce. I also added some butter to add a nice shine to the sauce. I served everything with some cous cous and sauteed spinach with shallot and garlic. I overseasoned the spinach a bit, but the flavors of the pork with the sweet sauce turned out so good. Justyn said everything was delicious, but he would've seasoned the pork a little bit more. All in all, it's a good recipe. I just need more practice.
Thanks to appetiteinchina for the recipe!