I teamed up with Smithfield Fresh Pork to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Grilled Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce make a quick & easy weeknight dinner. Tender slices of fresh pork are topped with a spicy, zesty Cuban mojo sauce.
It’s officially Spring!!! Are you as excited as I am? I’m ready to throw open all the windows, let in the fresh air, turn on the grill and sip Pinot Gris on the patio! Unfortunately, with temperatures remaining in the low 50’s and not an end in sight for the Oregon rain, this all might not happen for a while…
So… I pretended.
I fired up my grill pan, poured that glass of Pinot Gris and made some of my favorite Cuban Mojo Sauce. I love this stuff on everything – Veggies, steak, fish, chicken, eggs… It’s very similar to an Argentinian chimichurri sauce, without the oregano. Loaded with fresh herbs (parsley and cilantro), garlic, spicy jalapeno peppers and bit of vinegar for that perfect tang, it will brighten up any dish you spoon it over. But the best part? It only takes 5 minutes to make – Just load everything up into a blender or food processor and let it whirl away until it reaches that perfect, saucy consistency.
Today, I’m serving mojo sauce over some tender grilled pork medallions. “Medallions” = fancy word for slices of pork.
Rather than roasting a whole pork tenderloin like I might normally do, I took a Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin and sliced it into 1-inch thick pieces. By slicing the pork into medallions, it cooks up super fast on your grill (or grill pan in my case). Just 2-3 minutes on each side gives you that perfect sear while maintaining the juiciness of the meat. Plus, Smithfield did all the hard work for me by slow-marinating its 100% fresh pork in a seasoning of roasted garlic & herb, meaning no basting during the grilling process.
From start to finish, this dish took less than 20-minutes. Meaning, more time to enjoy the aforementioned glass of Pinot Gris. 🙂
Grilled Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce
- 1 Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Tenderloin about 1 1/2 pounds
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped
- 1/2 bunch parsley chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 jalapeno diced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- Salt to taste
Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until desired texture is reached.
Slice the pork into 1-inch thick medallions and season with salt and pepper.
Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat and brush with olive oil. Sear the pork for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden.
Serve pork medallions with mojo sauce spooned over the top, or on the side.
Wine Pairings for Grilled Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce:
- Sauvignon Blanc has bright citrus and herbal notes that pair nicely with the lemon and parsley found in this dish.
- Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are a nice match with their crisp minerality and citrus notes.
- For something unexpected, and budget friendly, try a Vinho Verde.
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