Pork Medallions with Crushed Nut and Sage Sauce

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INGREDIENTS


For Sauce:
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup whole almonds
1 small garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
For Pork:
2 pork tenderloins (about 3/4 pound each), well trimmed
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
For Stock:
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
8 sage leaves
1/2 cup veal or chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth

 

 

DIRECTIONS


FOR SAUCE: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. In a food processor, combine the walnuts, almonds, garlic and coriander seeds and add 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Pulse just until the mixture resembles a coarse pesto.


FOR PORK: Cut the tenderloins into 3/4 -inch-thick medallions and season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add half the pork medallions and sauté over moderately high heat until well browned and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a large plate and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining pork medallions.


FOR STOCK: Add the wine and shallot to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the sage leaves and boil until the wine is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.


Add the veal stock and the crushed nut mixture to the pan and stir until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the pork to large plates, drizzle with the nut sauce and serve.

 

Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings

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