Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions with Pears

Want to impress your guests. This recipe will do the trick without alot of fuss! 

 Pork ribs
 

Cut: Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes
Number of Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz / 350 g) pork tenderloin, well-trimmed
  • 4 slices thick or extra-thick cut bacon, partially cooked
  • 2 firm pears, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped shallots
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) port, Marsala or Madeira wine
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) grainy mustard

Directions

  1. With sharp knife, slice tenderloin into 8 equal pieces. Place two medallions together. Wrap bacon slice around both pieces to hold together. Secure with wooden toothpick. Repeat with remaining medallions and bacon.
  2. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200 ˚C).
  3. In oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, sauté pears in 1 Tbsp (15 mL) butter for 5 minutes or just until they begin to brown on both flat sides. Remove pears from skillet; set aside.
  4. In same skillet, brown medallions 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer skillet to oven. Cook medallions for 12-15 minutes or until instant-read thermometer registers 155˚F (68˚C). Remove medallions to a clean plate. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
  5. In same skillet over medium-high heat, melt remaining butter. Add shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until liquid reduces by half. Reduce heat to medium. Return pears to skillet. Cook until sauce thickens slightly. Remove toothpicks. Place medallions on serving platter. Top with pears and sauce.
 

Nutritional Analysis

 

YIELD:

4 servings
 

SERVING SIZE:

1 medallion

Per Serving
Calories 330
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 18 g
Protein 25 g
Sodium 770 mg
Potassium 560 mg