Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Mustard Cider Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

3 tablespoons unsalted butter 

1 small shallot, minced 

1/3 cup apple cider or juice 

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives 


Special equipment:
an instant-read thermometer
  1. Cut the pork tenderloin into 1-inch-thick steaks on a long bias. Season the steaks all over with salt and black pepper, then toss in the flour to coat.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the foam subsides. Shake the excess flour off the meat and add it to the skillet. Cook, flipping once, until cooked to medium and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers about 150 degrees F, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the pork steaks to a platter and lower the heat under the skillet to medium.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and the shallots. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the cider, mustard, parsley, chives and a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. Simmer, scraping up any brown bits, until reduced by about half, about 2 minutes. Top the steaks with the sauce and serve.