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16 small dried Mission figs, stemmed1 cup tawny port (see note)2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon, divided1 cup onion thinly sliced1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped1 bay leaf1 tsp balsamic vinegar, or more to taste½ tsp kosher salt, divided freshly ground pepper to taste1 pork tenderloin (1-1 1/4 pound), trimmed and sliced into 1-inch-thick medallions¼ cup all-purpose flour


1. Place figs in a small microwavable bowl and cover with port. Cover the bowl and microwave on High for 3 minutes.

2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft and translucent, 4 to 6 minutes. Add broth, thyme, bay leaf and the fig-port mixture. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. Sprinkle both sides of pork medallions with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and dredge lightly with flour, shaking off the excess.

4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the medallions and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add the reserved fig-port sauce; bring to a simmer and cook until the pork is cooked, but still a little pink in the center, about 2 minutes. The sauce should be syrupy. If not, remove the medallions with a slotted spoon to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm. Boil the sauce until it’s reduced and syrupy. Discard the bay leaf. Serve the sauce over the medallions.

Note: What differentiates tawny from ruby port is that tawny is aged in oak, turning its ruby color toward brown.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 394
  • Total Fat 10 gm
  • Saturated Fat 2 gm
  • Sodium 230 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 34 gm
  • Fiber 4 gm
  • Protein 26 gm
  • Cholesterol 64 mg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Wine, Healthy, Low Fat, Pork, Fruit, American, Italian, Mediterranean, Easy, Braising, Father's Day, Fall, Winter, Christmas, Easter, Birthday, Mother's Day, Housewarming, New Year, Entertaining

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