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Asian Pork Medallions

Asian Pork medallions are drenched in a flavorful sauce that is perfect for spooning over white or brown rice.

Asian Pork Medallions is a quick dinner that is perfect for a weeknight meal. Meat is getting expensive so I bought a kitchen scale so I can get the correct weight for the meat. Depending how much tenderloin is remaining I will make soup or freeze it for another time.  

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2009 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Cost Per Serving $5.73 as of September 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $22.90.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $7.75.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $1.94.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 3 ounces of pork 

Equipment needed: 1 fry pan and a sauce pan 

Total time: 25 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will save about $15.15.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $15.15 as of September 2022

  • sesame oil $1.72
  • cooking sherry $3.14
  • soy sauce $1.58
  • brown sugar $1.70
  • hoisin sauce $3.67
  • cayenne pepper $3.34


Total: $7.75 as of September 2022

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin $6.39
  • 1 garlic clove $0.54
  • long grain rice $0.82

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above. 
  2. Cook 1 cup of rice to package directions. 
  3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil in a skillet. Sauté half of the pork until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.  
  4. Add 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil to the skillet and sauté remainder pork until no longer pink. Remove and place with other pork to keep warm.
  5. Add the sauce to the pan; stir for 3 – 4 minutes until the sauce is thickened. 
  6. Add the pork and serve with rice. Enjoy! 

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 3

Side Options

Vegetables such as snow peas, broccoli, asparagus, peppers, etc. 

Side Salad. 

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