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Lemon Ginger Pork Medallions

Lemon Ginger Pork Medallions

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes

Let's face it, most of us get in a dinner rut and cook the same things weekly because it's easy. I'm not going to lie - I'm guilty as well and when I get stuck trying to figure out what to cook, I simply think of two ingredients I haven't cooked with in awhile and pair it with a meat. The other night, those two ingredients were lemon and ginger and from that came Lemon Ginger Pork Medallions. Tender sautéed pork tenderloin rounds in a tangy and bright sauce come together in just 10 minutes and when you add rice, noodles, or even quinoa to the meal, you can have dinner on the table in 20 to 30 minutes flat! 

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon sliced thin
  • 1 cup snow peas, optional
  • sesame seeds

Helpful Tip:

This recipe is fantastic served over egg noodles, rice, or quinoa. Pork tenderloin can sometimes be on the pricey side. If you are budget-cooking, try substituting tenderloin for pork cutlets. They will not be as tender but the flavor will still be there.


serves 4

How to make it

  1. Slice the pork tenderloin into 1/2" thick slices and season them with salt and pepper. Pour flour onto a plate and dredge the pork medallions in the flour until coated on both sides.
  2. In a large saute pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, place half of the medallions into the pan and saute for 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Because these are so thin, they will cook fast - be careful not to overcook. Remove the medallions from the pan and place on a plate tented with foil. Repeat with the remaining medallions.
  3. Once all medallions are cooked, pour chicken stock, lemon juice, and ginger into the saute pan and reduce heat to medium. Stir and simmer for 3 minutes until slightly thickened. Return medallions to the sauce and add lemon slices and snow peas, if using. Stir and cook for an additional minute until lemon slices and snow peas soften but are still vibrant. Serve and garnish with a pinch of sesame seeds, if desired.