How about cooking these pork medallions for Valentines Day in heart-shaped parchment paper? This method of cooking keeps this dish so moist and tender and is a Weight Watcher’s recipe worth 5 points per serving.
Pork Medallions in Parchment Paper for Valentines Day
- 1 large uncooked sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 small apple, cored and thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
- 1 tsp. ginger root, peeled and grated or you can use a few dashes of dried ginger
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- 3/4 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into twelve 1/2-inch slices
- 2 scallions, chopped (white and green parts) or you can use chives
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Tear off four 12-inch squares of parchment paper; fold each in half. Cut into a heart shape with the fold running vertically down the center. Open each heart to lie flat.
In a bowl, mix the sweet potato and apple slices and the brown sugar; spoon off center on one side of each heart. In the same bowl combine the apple juice, ginger, salt and cinnamon. Add the pork slices and toss to coat. Place 3 pork slices on top of sweet potato and apple mixture; drizzle just a little of the juices and save the rest for serving. Sprinkle with scallions or chives.
Fold parchment over pork mixture. Starting at top of each heart, make a series of tight overlapping folds to seal. Place on a baking sheet and bake until pork is no longer pink, about 20 minutes. Open packets carefully as steam will escape and can be very hot.
Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com