Delicious meets quick and easy in this classic Jamie Oliver Pork Medallions recipe.
This copycat recipe is inspired by chef Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals. In this cooking show, he transforms simple ingredients into delicious family-friendly meals in just a quarter of an hour.
With only five ingredients and a frying pan, this recipe couldn’t be simpler. The result is perfectly cooked pork medallions that pair excellently with simple sides like mashed potatoes and roasted veggies.
Not only is this Jamie Oliver recipe tasty, but it’s also lean and healthy too. Spice up your weekday menu rotation and give these deliciously tender pork medallions a try!
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All About the Jamie Oliver Pork Medallions Ingredients
Pork tenderloin (also known as pork fillet) is the best cut of meat for pork medallions. Tenderloin is a round cut with soft tender meat, and is much leaner than pork roast.
Medallions are made by cutting the pork tenderloin into 1-inch thick rounds. In a single tenderloin, you can usually get about 8-10 medallions.
Pork loin is another common choice for Jamie Oliver’s recipe. The difference is that pork loin comes from the ribs, whereas tenderloin comes from the back.
Feta cheese is a lovely tangy, salty cheese. It’s generally made of sheep or goat milk and is a staple in Greek and Mediterranean foods.
Goat milk feta is the more mild variety, whereas sheep milk feta is richer and creamier. Aged feta cheese will have a more peppery flavor and a firmer texture.
Prosciutto is thinly sliced, dry-cured ham known for its intense salty flavor. Prosciutto translates to “ham” in Italian and is taken from the hind leg of the pig.
Prosciutto is often wrapped around meats like beef and pork to add saltiness. It’s also a common feature in charcuterie and pairs well with cheese and bread.
Since these pork medallions are fried, oil is a key ingredient. You can combine the oil with butter to add more flavor to the pork during frying.
You can use whichever oil you have on hand. Olive oil is my favorite option and has a nice mellow flavor that pairs well with the feta and prosciutto.
Sage leaves infuse an earthy, warm flavor into dishes. Sage and butter are a classic pairing and give meat dishes more depth of flavor.
Tips and Tricks For Making Jamie Oliver Pork Medallions Recipe
- Season the pork tenderloin with herbs and spices for additional flavor. Some of my favorite pork seasonings include fresh thyme, onion powder, garlic, sweet smoked paprika and coriander.
- Tenderize the meat with the tenderizer to get that melt-in-your-mouth texture. Pound the pork no thinner than 1 inch so there’s still enough thickness to stuff the feta.
- Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness so you don’t overcook the pork. Once the pork is seared, remember to lower the heat to cook the inside slowly and keep the meat juicy!
- Cook the pork to an internal temperature of 145°F. Insert the meat thermometer into the thickest section of the pork to ensure it’s fully cooked.
How To Make Jamie Oliver Pork Medallions
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time7 min
- Total Time12 min
- Flatten the Pork Tenderloin Medallions
Flatten the medallions slightly with the palm of your hand. Add a slit to the center of each medallion with a knife.
- Stuff Medallions with Feta
Take the pieces of feta and stuff them into the slit of each pork medallion.
- Wrap with Prosciutto
Wrap each medallion in a slice of prosciutto to prevent the feta from coming out. Flatten the medallions with your palm again to keep the prosciutto in place.
- Pan Fry Medallions
Set your skillet or frying pan to medium high heat and add olive oil. Fry the medallions, prosciutto facing down.
Flip the medallions after 3 minutes.
- Add Sage Leaves
Finely chop the sage leaves and add them to the oil in the pan. Shake the pan while the medallions cook to keep them from sticking.
- Cook Through Then Serve
Lower the pan to medium heat and let the pork medallions cook for 4 more minutes.
Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper and chopped spring onions.
What To Serve With Jamie Oliver Pork Medallions
If you’re serving these pork medallions in the summer, try them with this seasonal zucchini salad! This dish of zucchini, basil, and lemon will freshen up the dish and balance out the fatty pork.
It’s always good to have a fresh side or salad with fried dishes to keep the meal healthy.
Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut squash soup is typically an autumn side but works well with pork because of the sage. Sage and squash are a classic combination with an earthy depth of flavor.
The pork medallions will add the perfect hint of saltiness to each bite of soup!
Keep things simple with a side of tasty roasted vegetables. Roasting helps bring out the natural sugars of vegetables like eggplant, red peppers, and asparagus.
Add herbs like thyme, rosemary, and oregano while you roast your vegetables for more flavor. Garlic powder and balsamic vinegar also help give vegetables a savory kick.
Mashed potatoes are an easy but delicious side and an instant crowd pleaser. You can serve this pork on a bed of whipped potatoes and let them absorb the juices for flavor.
I like to add a bit of sour cream to my mashed potatoes for a hint of tanginess. This ties in nicely with the feta cheese, without overpowering it.
Storage And Reheating Instructions
Always cool your cooked meats before storing them in the refrigerator or freezer. This is done to prevent the hot food from lowering the temperature of your refrigerator and potentially spoiling other food.
To lock in the moisture, wrap your pork in saran wrap, then place it in an airtight container. Pork medallions will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
To store in the freezer, opt for heavy-duty freezer bags over airtight containers to save space. Pork medallions will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.
To reheat frozen pork medallions, let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Use a stovetop and frying pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until medallions are heated through.
Pork tenderloin which is used to make these pork medallions is an excellent protein source. Every 30g of pork has about 8g of protein!
Red meat like pork is also an excellent source of iron, which helps oxygen travel through the body. This is essential for the body’s growth and development.
Olive oil is a great source of antioxidants and contains unsaturated fats which are good for heart health. Olive oil is a healthy fat compared to butter, which is high in saturated fat and can raise cholesterol.
For a well-rounded meal, pair these pork medallions with vegetables that are high in nutrients and minerals. – Kirsten Mae Magbanua, RND
- 20.7g Fat
- 1.4g Carbs