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Five-spice pork medallions.jfif


Serving size: 2 medallions

  • Total fat: 11 g

  • Calories: 219

  • Protein: 25 g

  • Cholesterol: 74 mg

  • Total carbohydrate: 5 g

  • Dietary fiber: 1 g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 6 g

  • Saturated fat: 2 g

  • Trans fat: Trace

  • Sodium: 392 mg

  • Total sugars: 2 g

  • Added sugars: 0 g


  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon green (spring) onion, including tender green top, minced

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3/4 teaspoon five-spice powder

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of visible fat

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 cup water, plus 1 to 3 tablespoons as needed

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow onion

  • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley


  1. To make the marinade, combine the soy sauce, green onion, garlic, olive oil and five-spice powder in a shallow baking dish. Whisk to blend. Add the pork and turn once to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, turning the pork occasionally.

  2. Heat the oven to 400 F.

  3. Remove the pork from the marinade and pat dry. Discard the marinade. In a large, ovenproof frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add the 1/2 cup water to the pan.

  4. Transfer the hot pan to the oven and roast until the pork is slightly pink inside and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 160 F. Transfer the pork to a cutting board, cover with a kitchen towel, and let rest for 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, place the pan over medium-high heat. Add the wine and deglaze the pan, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits. Add the yellow onion and cook for about 1 minute. Add the cabbage and 1 tablespoon of the remaining water. Stir well, reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer until the cabbage is wilted, about 4 minutes. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional water, if needed.

  6. Slice the pork tenderloin into 8 medallions. Divide the medallions and the wilted cabbage among individual plates and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately

    Original Recipe: American Heart Association 

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