In addition to moussaka, souvlaki skewers or pastitsio (Greek pasta bake), gyros & metaxa sauce are probably two of the best-known dishes in Greek cuisine & many Greek restaurants in this country also have gyros in metaxa sauce on the menu.
In today’s post I will show you a quick & easy recipe for pork tenderloins in metaxa sauce & gratinated with cheese. Have fun cooking!
Cooked/Baked today: Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Metaxa Sauce
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 60 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Meat Dishes, Greek Cuisine, Hearty Meals, Recipes with Pork
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Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 1 kilogram pork tenderloin
- 200 milliliters cream
- 200 grams creme fraiche
- 100 milliliters vegetable stock
- 100 milliliters metaxa
- 1 large onion
- 2 – 3 cloves garlic
- 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 heaping tablespoon ajvar
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- A teaspoon each of sweet paprika, ground coriander & cumin
- 150 grams grated cheese for gratinating
- Oil for frying
- Salt & pepper
- Fresh parsley for garnish
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Large frying pan
- Suitable baking dish
…for pork tenderloin medallions with metaxa sauce:
Preheat the oven to 200°C (top/bottom heat). Cut the pork fillet into medallions of about 5 centimeters thickness & then season with salt & pepper on both sides. Peel and roughly chop a large onion. Also peel off the garlic & cut into fine slices.
Next, heat up a large pan with a good dash of oil & brown the medallions for about 2 minutes on each side, then lift out of the pan & place in a suitable baking dish. Afterwards reduce the heat a little, add the onions & garlic to the pan & sweat for another 2 – 3 minutes over medium heat stirring occasionally.
When that’s done, add a heaping tablespoon each of tomato paste and ajvar & also 2 teaspoons of oregano as well as 1 teaspoon each of sweet paprika powder, ground coriander & cumin, stir everything well, allow to roast briefly & then deglaze with 100 milliliters of metaxa.
Allow the metaxa to boil down almost completely, then add 200 milliliters cream, 100 milliliters vegetable stock & 200 grams of creme fraiche, season with salt & pepper to taste & bring to a boil while stirring occasionally.
Pour the hot metaxa sauce over the prepared pork fillet in the baking dish, sprinkle some grated cheese over it & bake/gratinate in the preheated oven for about 15 – 20 minutes (depending on the thickness of the medallions).
Take the done pork medallions out of the oven, spread them on plates together with, for example, french fries & serve garnished with some finely chopped parsley. Have fun cooking!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):