Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cooking: Pork Medallions with Raisin-Ginger Sauce

As usual, I've been perusing hunting down mouth-watering recipes to try. One of the food porn pics caught my eye was'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!


Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Mmm that sounds yummy.

tigerfish said...

Looks good! I've been cooking real simple stuff ever since I moved. I guess this dish just have to wait. :O

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JadedOne said...

Thanks Tigerfishy :)