Pork Medallions with Fresh Mozzarella

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A quick sear and braise is all that's needed to turn pork tenderloin into an elegant dish. The fresh cheese simply melts over the pork to finish the dish.

  • Portion size 4 servings



Trim off silverskin (connective tissue) and surface fat from pork; cut crosswise into 8 medallions. Mix together flour, half of the salt and the pepper; press medallions into flour mixture to coat all over. Cut cheese into 8 equal slices.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic until golden; remove from pan and discard. Increase heat to medium-high. Add fennel seeds and hot pepper flakes; fry for 20 seconds.

Add pork; cook, turning twice, until golden, about 3 minutes. Add wine; cook, turning pork once, until reduced to about 1 tbsp.

Stir in tomatoes and remaining salt. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook, turning pork once, until just a hint of pink remains inside pork, 3 to 4 minutes.

Stir in basil; turn pork and reduce heat to low. Place 1 slice cheese on each medallion; cover and cook until melted, 4 to 5 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 359 mg
  • Protein 47 g
  • Calories 453.0
  • Total fat 24 g
  • Potassium 614 mg
  • Cholesterol 132 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Iron 15.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 33.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Pork Medallions with Fresh Mozzarella