Pan Seared Pork Medallions: A Flavorful Delight

Savor the irresistible flavors of tender and juicy Pan Seared Pork Medallions with Pan Sauce. This delectable dish is a perfect choice for an easy and satisfying dinner. Seasoned with a delightful blend of paprika, garlic, and thyme, these pork medallions are cooked to perfection and served with a delicious pan sauce that will have your taste buds dancing. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this mouthwatering creation from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.

Close up picture of pork medallions in a skillet with stalks of asparagus to the side

Juicy and Tender Pork Medallions for Everyone

When it comes to dinner time, everyone gathers around the table for the juicy and tender pork medallions. This simple yet flavorful dish features perfectly cooked pork tenderloin slices, enhanced with a savory pan sauce seasoned with paprika, garlic, and thyme. Whether you choose to slice your own medallions or buy them pre-cut, this recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. Pan-fry the pork medallions to perfection and serve them with your favorite accompaniments like jeera rice, cauliflower rice, or mashed potatoes.

Cooking pork medallions in a stainless skillet

Ingredients For Pork Medallions

To create the irresistible flavors of these pork medallions, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Oil: For sauteing, choose avocado oil, vegetable oil, or light olive oil.
  • Pork Tenderloin: Cut a one-pound pork tenderloin into 12 medallions.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season to taste with approximately ½ teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Thyme: Add a teaspoon of dried thyme for a touch of perfection.
  • Paprika: Use ½ teaspoon of sweet paprika, or adjust to your taste.
  • Garlic Powder: Enhance the flavors with ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Butter: Add richness and sheen with a tablespoon of butter.
  • Broth: For the pan sauce, add ½ cup of low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth.
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley: Use as a garnish to brighten up the dish.
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Cooking the Perfect Pork Medallions

Creating juicy and delicious pork medallions is a breeze. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Prep the Pan and the Medallions: Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the pork tenderloin into 12 slices. Combine the salt, pepper, thyme, paprika, and garlic powder. Sprinkle the seasoning over each pork medallion and press down to secure the seasoning and flatten the medallions.

  2. Cook the Pork Medallions: Cook the pork in two batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Add the pork medallions to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the medallions, add butter to the skillet, and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until done. The internal temperature should reach 145˚F. Remove the cooked medallions from the skillet and set them aside.

  3. Make the Pan Sauce: Return the skillet to heat and slowly add the chicken broth. Scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan with a whisk or utensil and cook for one minute. Add a couple of pats of butter to slightly thicken the sauce.

  4. Finish the Dish: Return the medallions to the skillet and cook for an additional minute to heat through, spooning the sauce over them. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Raw pork tenderloin medallions cooking in a skillet
Cooking pork medallions in a stainless skillet

Achieving Perfection: How to Tell When Pork Medallions Are Done

Determining the doneness of pork medallions is best done using an Instant Read Meat Thermometer. Color alone can be misleading, as even well-done pork can have a pinkish tinge. Cook the medallions until they reach an internal temperature of at least 145°F. For a drier texture, you can cook them up to 160°F, although it’s recommended to keep them moist and juicy.

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Pork medallions in a skillet with stalks of asparagus placed on either side of them

Pairing Options for Pork Medallions

These delightful pork medallions complement a wide variety of sides. Consider serving them with jeera rice, cauliflower rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, or even air-fried baked potatoes. For a complete meal, pair them with delicious sides like Sauteed Garlic Broccolini, Oven Roasted Asparagus, or a refreshing and elegant Roasted Butternut Squash Salad. If you’re looking for a healthy and keto-friendly option, try the Creamy Parmesan Baked Zucchini that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Pork medallions in a skillet with stalks of asparagus placed on either side of them

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in airtight food storage containers or bags in the refrigerator for three to four days. Alternatively, you can freeze them for up to two months. To reheat the medallions, place them in a covered skillet over low heat and cook until heated through.

Explore More Delicious Pork Recipes

If you’re a fan of pork, why not try these other delectable recipes:

  • Creamy Pork Marsala
  • Instant Pot Pork Loin
  • Creamy Dijon Pork Chops
  • Juicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin
  • Classic Pork Schnitzel

Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ invites you to explore the world of pork with their flavorful and easy-to-follow recipes. Visit their website for more incredible dishes and embark on a culinary adventure: Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.

Breathe life into your kitchen with these succulent Pan Seared Pork Medallions. Your taste buds will thank you!