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Pork Medallion with Caramelized Onions and Fennel

Hi Everyone,

Do you ever have kitchen mishaps?  Today, while I was making this wonderful dinner, I was cutting the onions and happen to cut right through the onion and into my thumb!  Ugh!  It was like slow motion!  I hate when that happens.  I have been pretty good lately on not burning or cutting myself.  I guess my lucky streak is over!  Well one thing is lucky for me, I was cutting slow and didn’t cut my thumb off.  Now I am sitting here with a band-aid on my thumb and boy is it hard to type!   But a cut on the thumb didn’t stop me from finishing my yummy dinner!  Today I have for you a healthy and pretty quick dinner, loaded with lots of flavor!

This is my pork medallion with caramelized onions and fennel!  Man oh man does this pork have some good flavor!  I swear I could eat a big bowl of caramelized onions and the fennel ohhh, the fennel is so good!  Instead of sauteing the veggies in oil or butter I used apple juice!  So perfect!  The onions and fennel were so soft and tender.  I couldn’t be more happier with how the vegetables turned out.

I seared the pork on all sides than placed it on a plate, covered it with foil, while I sauteed the vegetables.  I added the pork back to the skillet with the vegetables and covered it and steamed/cooked it for 7 minutes.  The pork was so tender, you almost didn’t need a knife to cut it.  The apple juice added so much more flavor and for an added touch, I threw in some rosemary.  My Husband doesn’t like rosemary, he always asks what are these needles in my dinner?   Every time I tell him rosemary, then he says to stop cooking with it.  Ummm, that’s not going to happen!  Sorry dear! He actually picked it out!

I had some fresh fennel leaves, but I kept them to the side and added them to my own plate.  I knew after the whole rosemary thing, my Husband wouldn’t like the fennel leaves.  The whole dish took maybe 25 minutes to make, which is nice for a week night meal and I have to tell you the smell, ohhh, the smell was amazing!  Reminded of when I was a kid and Mom was cooking dinner as we waited in anticipation to eat!!

Pork Medallion with Carameilzed Onions and Fennel
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A slightly sweet,savory and tender pork tenderloin topped with caramelized onions and fennel.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into medallions
  • 1 cup onion, sliced thin
  • 1 whole fennel bulb, sliced thin or diced
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 pinch rosemary
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet add pork. Sear each side of the pork for about 4 minutes, until all sides are no longer pink.
  3. Take the pork out, and place on a plate and cover with aluminium foil.
  4. Meanwhile in the same pan you seared the pork in, add onions, fennel, apple juice and rosemary; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add pork back to the skillet and cover. Cook for about 7 minutes, until pork is cooked through.
  5. Place pork on a plate and top with onion and fennel mixture.
Calories per serving: 166.6, Fat: 4.2, Cholesterol: 75, Sodium: 88.5, Potassium: 305, Carbs: 8.6, Fiber: 2.3, Sugar: 1.9, Protein: 25.1
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Serving size: 4 oz of pork, plus onions and fennel

Well I am off, I promised my Husband a treat for him to take for lunches this week that wasn’t healthy.  I am thinking a pound cake.  I have always wanted to make one!

Have a fabulous day!



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