This recipe is my personal favorite, not only because it cooks up in a jiffy in a single pan, but also because it looks and tastes like I put a lot of effort into it. Little does everyone know that it takes about 10 minutes to prep and another 5 or 6 minutes to cook! But no one needs to know the details, so let them ooh and ahh over your cooking talents. Then dig into these tangy pork medallions as you look relaxed and fabulous. Mum’s the word.
2-3 pounds pork tenderloin, sliced into ¾-inch-thick medallions
CONTAINER #2 (SAUCE)
3 TBSP lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
¼ cup olive oil
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 small shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup packed fresh cilantro
¾ tsp granulated onion
¼ tsp chipotle chili powder
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
FOR SERVING DAY
2 TBSP coconut oil
Sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Place the pork medallions in a 1-gallon zip-top bag (container #1). Remove the air, and seal the bag. Refrigerate until needed.
In a food processor, purée the sauce ingredients until blended and smooth.
Place the sauce in an airtight container (#2), and refrigerate until needed.
Sprinkle sea salt and pepper into the bag with the pork medallions. Press the pork around in the bag with your hands to spread the salt and pepper.
In an electric skillet set to medium heat, heat the coconut oil. Place the pork in the skillet, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until it has browned on one side. Turn the pork over, and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the other side has browned.
Shake the sauce container to combine the ingredients. Pour the sauce into the skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pork is cooked through, about 4 minutes.
Serve the pork with the sauce spooned over the top.
We like to buy a bag of salad, olive oil, and lemons at a local grocery store. Squeeze some lemon slices over the salad, and add some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pair it with the Chili Lime Pork Medallions, and you’ve got a filling, healthy meal in minutes!