Pork Medallions in a Brown Butter & Sage Sauce: An easy, healthy and tasty one-pan family supper dish for midweek that is on the table in under half an hour.
A Simple Family Supper Recipe
You know that feeling, it’s half way through the school holidays, the weather isn’t playing ball for a BBQ and you aren’t keen on any more soggy picnics, you’re racking your brains for something simple, tasty and nourishing, a recipe that feels indulgent and special for the holidays and that can be whipped up in a trice, as well as being enjoyed by all the family together. Family meal times were always important to my mum when we were growing up, it was the only time that we were all able to sit down together during the holidays, school or working week, a time to enjoy mum’s delicious home-cooked food as well as discuss problems or rejoice in small victories! My mum had an extensive repertoire of “fail-safe” recipes, from grilled lamb chops with mint butter, boiled ham hock and pease pudding to egg curry, meaty casseroles with baked dumplings and cheese and potato pie. She was also very adventurous, and was the first mother amongst my circle of friends to try out “exotic” recipes such as Lasagne, Spaghetti Bolognese, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Nasi Goreng. Today’s recipe for Pork Medallions in a Brown Butter & Sage Sauce is my modern take on a midweek family meal that’s on the table in under half an hour and is tasty, fresh and healthy; tender pork medallions are so easy and versatile to cook, they cook in under 10 minutes and are deliciously tender in this one-pan meal.
I chose Pork Medallions for this recipe, as they are already trimmed and are thinner than pork chops, so they cook in less time, and don’t need long casseroling, although they can be slow cooked (in a sauce) if necessary too. They tend to be between 100g to 125g each in weight, which means one medallion is the perfect size for children, and a hungry adult could indulge in two medallions for a main meal! Pork medallions are very lean, making them a healthy alternative to other cuts of meat, and this saucy recipe is the perfect way to keep them moist and tender when cooking. There’s only 40g of butter in the whole recipe, and you can use skimmed or semi-skimmed milk in the sauce if you want to cut back on calories or fat – but, whole milk is a great way to get a bit of extra bone-strengthening dairy products into your children’s diets. The sage leaves are very mild in flavour once fried, and add a bit of texture and colour to this delicious one-pan recipe. Serve these tender, juicy pork medallions with mashed or new potatoes and some fresh green beans for a filling family supper, as we did last week when I created and cooked this dish. Other recipe ideas for pork fillet medallions are: Pork Fillet Medallions With Green Bean Salad, Cajun Pork Fillet With Sweet Potatoes, Pan Fried Pork Fillet With Chorizo, Peppers And Tomatoes and Pork Fillet With Fragrant Pilau Rice.
I hope you enjoy my latest recipe creation today for Pork Medallions in a Brown Butter & Sage Sauce, on the table in under half an hour and easy to make. You can buy British Pork Medallions from these stockists: Ocado, Tesco and Sainsburys. Do let me know if you make this recipe and how you and your family enjoyed it! See you soon with more recipes, reviews, kitchen and travel news, Karen
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