Crispy Pork Medallions

November 12th, 2012

There is nothing more versatile than a pork tenderloin.  OK.  Some of you may say that a chicken breast is better suited to imaginative preparations.  But there are so many things you can do with a pork tenderloin;, so many flavor profiles that marry with it.  The added advantage is that it is always moist and tender, as opposed to the tendency of chicken breasts to dry out.

This simple preparation is a snap.  Cut a pork tenderloin into 8 individual pieces, coat with Dijon mustard, bread it in panko crumbs and seasonings and saute with a brief turn in the oven until done.  It remains moist and succulent.

Served with oven roasted butternut squash and green beans, it is one of those meals that I will remember and make again.

The recipe came from Cooking Light.  Today I am making pork tenderloin pulled pork in the crock pot.  If you can’t tell, I am taking advantage of a great sale on pork tenderloins.  I am also working on stocking my empty freezer here in Florida.


2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 8 medallions
1/2 cup panko crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Rub mustard evenly over pork medallions.  Combine panko, thyme parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.  Dredge pork in panko mixture.  Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.  Add oil to pan; swirl to coat.  Add pork; saute 2 minutes or until golden brown.  Turn pork.  Place skillet in oven; bake for 8 minutes or until pork reaches 145 degrees F.  Let stand 3 minutes.

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12 responses to “Crispy Pork Medallions”

  1. Bonnie says:

    WHat a beautiful plate Penny. It just so happens that I have a pork tenderloin in the fridge. Unfortunately, my fresh herbs are under 2 feet of snow today so I’ll have to run to the market. Can’t wait to try this.

  2. EliFla says:

    I’m goig to try your recipe…this must be more then good. Have a nice day, xoxox, Flavia

  3. They sound great Penny. I love tenderloin so much more than pork chops, which always tend to be dry.

  4. Eileen says:

    This sounds really good. And it really does make a beautiful plate. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Wonderful recipe, Penny. We love pork tenderloin here and I’m always looking for different ways to cook it. Thanks!


  6. Beautiful plate Penny. Glad you are getting settled. A meal such as this makes one feel right at home, empty freezer and all 🙂

  7. Rita says:

    We love pork tenderloin and this recipe is a must try Penny. Cooking Light has great ideas.

  8. Mary says:

    Penny those medallions look delicious. That is one glorious plate of food. Lucky diners! Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  9. Big Dude says:

    Great looking meal Penny and I love the crust on the pork. I see why you plan to make it again.

  10. These medallions look absolutely mouthwatering! They pair so good with green beans and butternut. Right up my alley!

  11. I’m eager to try your recipe, Penny. I shy away from pork because it sometimes dries out and doesn’t have a lot of flavor. Giving the slices a panko crust sounds delicious.

  12. David Klett says:

    Mmmm, mmmm, good.

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