Pork Medallions with Huckleberry Sauce



4 servings



1 cup wild rice
2 cups water
1/2 md. red bell pepper; finely diced
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 (6 oz. each) pork loin
1-1/2 cup reduced veal or
chicken stock
1/2 cup huckleberries *
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 tbsp. snipped chives
Salt and pepper, to taste


Simmer the rice in water, covered for 30-40 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, saute the red bell pepper in the butter until just tender. Remove from heat and add chopped parsley. When rice is tender, stir in the butter and red pepper mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and keep in a warm place until ready to serve.

Place the pork medallions between two sheets of waxed paper. Firmly pound the pork into medallions 1 to 1-1/2-inch thick with a meat tenderizer. Season with salt and pepper.

In a large heavy saute pan, saute medallions in 1 tablespoon of the butter until desired doneness (approximately 5-7 minutes per side). If necessary, lower heat so medallions don't brown. Keep medallions warm while finishing the sauce.

With the same saute pan, pour off any excess fat and return to stove. Over high heat, pour in the chicken or veal stock, stirring and scraping the pork residue from the bottom of the pan. Reduce the mixture to 1/2 cup (approximately 5 minutes), then stir in the berries and remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Check the seasoning. When the butter is incorporated, the sauce should be slightly thickened and rich tasting.

Pour the warm wild rice in the center of a large serving platter and arrange the medallions over the rice. Spoon sauce over and around the pork medallions. Sprinkle with the snipped chives and serve immediately.

Author's Comments

* You can substitute blueberries for the huckleberries.

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sullysim reviewed Pork Medallions with Huckleberry Sauce on February 15, 2016

From The New Yorker in SLC, Utah. This is amazing! The reduction is to die for and delicious with the pilaf. It's a perfect meal with an added veg.