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Medallions with potatoes and beets
( 2 adults and 2 kids )
- 600 gramsbaby potatoes
- 1 pork tenderloin
- 75 gramsbacon slices
- 50 gramspumpkin seeds
- 400 gramsfresh beets*
- 0.5 lemon
- 1 tbspacacia honey*
- 75 gramsfeta cubes
- 2 apples
- 25 gramsbutter
- fresh thyme- or dried
- olive oil
- meat pins or tooth sticks
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About the recipe
This is a great weekend dish! Tasty tenderloin medallions wrapped with bacon and served with beet salad and truly delicious crushed potatoes with browned butter and thyme. Yum! You can swap the bacon for parma ham, if you prefer to go easy on the fat. Enjoy!
1. Preheat your oven to 185 degrees convection - or fire up the grill, if the weather permits. Cook the potatoes until tender in a pot of salted water. Drain the water and leave the potatoes in the pot.
2. As the potatoes cook, trim the tenderloin by removing the biggest tendons and fat deposits with a sharp knife. Be careful not to cut too far into the meat. Cut the tenderloin into steaks about 5 cms thick and season with salt and pepper. Wrap a slice of bacon around each medallion and pin with a meat pin or tooth pick.
3. Quickly sear the steaks on both sides at high heat on a pan in a bit of olive oil. Pop the steaks into a tray with half a centimetre of water in the bottom. Place the tray in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the steaks are cooked through or slightly pink. You can also just leave the steaks in the pan, if it's oven safe. But be careful: It'll be SUPER hot when it comes out of the oven! You can also cook the medallions on the grill if the weather permits.
4. Meanwhile, roast the pumpkin seeds on a dry pan and set aside. Peel the beets and grate on the rough side of a grater. We suggest using latex gloves - otherwise your hands will get VERY red! Mix the beets with a quick dressing of mixed from lemon juice, honey, and some olive oil, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Top the salad with crumbled feta, washed apple cut into thin wedges and roasted pumpkin seeds.
5. Melt the butter on a pan and leave it until it becomes a nutty brown. Quickly stir and drizzle the butter over the potatoes along with chopped fresh or dried thyme - whichever you prefer.
6. Now crush the potatoes with a whisk and mix well with thyme and butter. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the tasty medallions and beet salad.