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We like to try new recipes and tweak the old ones.
We're always asking each other, "Can I have your recipe?"
So we created a place to share the recipes that others ask for, the experiments that turn out well or the recipes that we fall back on because they're quick and yummy. Some of these recipes are original, some are gleaned from friends and some are blatantly copied from other sources.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Madison Park Pork Medallions

(print this recipe)

I made this recipe for the family on Sunday (they're great guinea pigs) and there wasn't a bite left, so I'm pretty sure they liked it! I think it was good enough for a company dinner. The marinating time is 2 hours so be sure to plan ahead.

Serves 4

1     2-pound pork tenderloin
1/3  cup red wine (I used a good cabernet)
1/3  cup chicken stock
2     tablespoons Dijon mustard with mustard seed (Grey Poupon makes one called Harvest Coarse Ground)
1     tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2     cloves garlic, minced
1     teaspoon cumin
2     teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4  teaspoon salt
1/4  teaspoon pepper
1/8  teaspoon red pepper flakes
4     tablespoons cold butter
2     tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Cut pork into 8 equal slices and place in a bowl (if you use 2 1-pound tenderloins, cut into 6 thicker slices)
In a small bowl, mix together remaining ingredients except butter and chives.  Pour marinade over meat, cover and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours.
Remove pork slices from marinade (save the marinade) and allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to broil or preheat your outdoor grill (I used the grill)

Pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat and boil marinade until reduced by half (there will be some foamy stuff on the top - you can either skim it off or stir it back in).
Turn heat to low and swirl in butter a little at a time.  Do not allow sauce to boil after butter has been added.
Add chives.

Broil or barbecue pork slices 3 minutes per side (5 minutes or more you're using thicker slices) or until internal temperature reaches 150 - 160 degrees.  Remove to serving platter and spoon sauce over pork, or serve sauce on the side. 

Recipe adapted from "Simply Classic"  Junior League of Seattle Cookbook

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