Pork Medallions with Lemon-Pecan Spinach

Pork Medallions with Lemon-Pecan Spinach

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This simple pork dinner can serve as a casual family supper, but it's also great for entertaining. The spinach acts as the side dish, making this recipe a complete meal.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (see Tip), cut crosswise into 8 slices
  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus ⅛ teaspoon, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Lemon slices, halved (optional)


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  1. If necessary, press each pork tenderloin slice to 1-inch thickness. Sprinkle pork slices lightly with the ¼ teaspoon salt and the pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork slices; cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until slightly pink in the center (160°F), turning once halfway through cooking. Remove pork slices from skillet, reserving drippings in the skillet. Cover pork with foil and keep warm.
  2. Stir lemon juice and hot pepper sauce into reserved drippings in skillet. Stir in spinach, scallions, pecans, parsley, and the remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt; cook over low heat until spinach mixture is heated through. Place spinach mixture on serving plate; arrange pork slices on top. If desired, garnish with lemon slices.
  • Tip: To keep the sodium in this dish in check, choose natural pork rather than enhanced pork.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 203 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 94 mcg folate; 61 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 8,705 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 124 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 413 mg sodium; 617 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (174% daily value), Folate (24% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 1 vegetable, ½ fat

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