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Saucy Pork Medallions with Spiced Couscous

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Saucy Pork Medallions with Spiced Couscous
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 18
  • Servings 4
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Pork gets the gold medal when it's all dressed up with exotic flavors.
Updated Mar 26, 2010
Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Susan Runkle
Walton, Kentucky

Ingredients

Pork

  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 (4.5-oz.) jars sliced mushrooms

Couscous

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked couscous
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder

Steps

  • 1
    To flatten each pork slice, place between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound pork with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick; remove wrap. Sprinkle pork with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 8 minutes or until browned, turning once. Remove pork from skillet. Add gingerroot and garlic to skillet; cook and stir 1 minute or until tender.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, combine cornstarch, apple juice, 1/4 cup water and vinegar; mix well. Add to mixture in skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add mushrooms and pork; cook 10 minutes or until sauce is of desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, corn, bell pepper, onions and five-spice powder; mix well. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Serve couscous with pork mixture.

Nutrition Information

490 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 34g Protein, 64g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1300mg
54%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
11g
Protein
34g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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