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Pork Medallions with Apple and Woodchuck Hard Cider

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With the (semi) cold weather upon us, we here at Pint Jockeys headquarters are spending more time inside and cooking heartier meals. We’ve made a few we love, so we’ll be sharing them with you over the next few weeks as we bring back our Foodie Friday segment for the holidays.

Today’s feast? Pork medallions with apple. It’s moist, tasty and best of all, made with Granny Smith Woodchuck Hard Cider (although we think Woodchuck Winter would also work this time of year). It only calls for a few ingredients, and you probably have most of them in your pantry already.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 small pork tenderloin, about 8 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon clarified butter
  • 1 firm tart apple such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 bottle Granny Smith Woodchuck Hard Cider

What You’ll Do:

1) Cut tenderloin into 1-inch-thick slices. Put slices between butcher paper or aluminum foil and pound until about 1/4-inch thick. You should have about 6 slices.

2) Combine flour with ginger, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Dredge pork medallions in seasoned flour and shake off excess.

 

3) In a non-stick skillet large enough to hold all the medallions comfortably in one layer, heat clarified butter over medium heat. When fat is hot, add pork and cook about 3 minutes on each side.

4) Remove cutlets to a warm platter or serving plates. Add apples to the skillet. Cook a few minutes, turning to brown evenly. Add cider and raise heat to medium-high. As soon as the sauce thickens, pour over pork. Serves 2.

And there you have it…a quick and easy meal for two.

Did you know Woodchuck offers lots of recipes using their hard cider on their website? We may have to try the Walnut Wild Rice in soon. Let us know if you tried this pork recipe and what you thought! If you’ve made something else lately you just have to share, we’re all ears; post the recipe or link the comments below.

Have a great weekend, Pint Jockeys!

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Attendees to sample Saint Arnold Pumpkinator and spooky seasonals from Rogue, Left Coast, Woodchuck and more!

It’s time for another tasting event, Pint Jockeys!  Join us in the Hospitality Rooms of Del Papa Distributing’s Texas City, Beaumont and Victoria distribution centers this Thursday, October 18 from 5-7 p.m. to sample Saint Arnold Pumpkinator and October favorites from Rogue, Left Coast Brewing, Woodchuck and Rolling Rock. Plus, Shock Top fans will be introduced to a bold new seasonal. All tastings are free and open to adults ages 21 and older.

The October tasting event will feature:

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator – Pumpkinator is a big, black beer full of spice and flavor. Originally released in 2009 as Divine Reserve No. 9, the imperial pumpkin stout soon became a Saint Arnold seasonal regular. Brewed at 10% ABV, Pumpkinator has a combination of pale two row, caramel and black malts; Cascade and Liberty hops for a background hop flavor; pumpkin for a rich mouthfeel; and molasses and brown sugar. One sip will remind you of mom’s homemade pumpkin pies.

Rogue Dead Guy Ale – A German Maibock characterized by a deep honey color and rich, full flavor. Dead Guy Ale is available in special 22-ounce and 64-ounce glow-in-the-dark bottles and is also available in six-packs and on draft.

Left Coast Voo Doo – Voo Doo is a full bodied, dark brew that is rich and malty with plenty of roasted barley character. This hearty stout is layered with flavors of roasted barley, chocolate, and coffee coming from the highest quality imported malts. Its creamy long lasting head completes the brew, tempting your taste buds to be spellbound.

Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat Ale – A bold new Shock Top seasonal, this wheat ale is brewed with midnight wheat, chocolate malt and chilies and delivers an indulgent flavor appropriate to celebrate the end of the world.

Woodchuck Special Release Pumpkin Cider –Woodchuck has combined its signature hard cider taste with a refreshing pumpkin finish for their Private Reserve Pumpkin Cider. Limited to just two and half hours on the production line, this is a true connoisseur’s cider.

Rolling Rock – This American-style Premium Lager is a light-bodied lager with a rich malt character. At 4.5% ABV, Rolling Rock has a distinctive taste and subtle hop character.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Del Papa Distribution Center
Hospitality Room
1220 I-45
Texas City, TX 77591

Del Papa Distribution Center
410 I-10 SOUTH
Beaumont, TX

Del Papa Distribution Center
Hospitality Room
3907 E. Rio Grande
Victoria, TX 77807

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