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Mexican-style pork medallions


Mexican-style pork medallions
For this recipe with a Mexican flavour (New Mexican, actually), I have used tender medallions of pork fillet mignon. These are first marinated in a spicy oil then pan-fried with the remaining marinade.

Serve with green beans and sauce made with a reduced vegetable stock in the frying pan.
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Last modified on: November 6th 2016

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
25 min.19 min.44 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Reheats very well..
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Mexican-style pork medallions  : Photo of step #1
Cut 800 g pork loin into medallions: fairly thick slices (3/4 inch or 1.5-2 cm) and cut slightly on the diagonal.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Prepare the marinade by mixing 5 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon chilli powder, 3 sprigs thyme and 1 bayleaf in a bowl.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Add the pork medallions and mix well.

Cover with plastic film and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Prepare and rinse 800 g green beans.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Cook in salted boiling water.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Drain the beans when cooked.

Set aside.

Stage 7 - 7 min.
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Pour 2 tablespoonsful of the marinade into a frying pan on medium heat. When hot, add the pork medallions.

Cook on both sodes.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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When cooked, transfer the medallions to a hot plate and cover with aluminium foil. Keep hot.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
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Pour 300 ml Vegetable stock into the frying pan used for the meat and bring to the boil on high heat. Deglaze and add 2 tablespoons reduced veal stock.

Mix well and leave to reduce to a syrupy consistency.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Reheat the green beans in the sauce for a couple of minutes.

Heat the plates.

Stage 11 - 3 min.
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Arrange 1 or 2 mdeallions per person with the beans alongside and pour the sauce over.

Serve immediately.

Remarks

If you don't have vegetable stock to make the sauce, you can use dry white wine instead.

You can replace the veal stock with 1 oz (30 g) of cold butter. Cut this into small pieces and add to the sauce, beating it in with a whisk.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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