This and all of our Italian recipes are from Dr. Daniela Morandi author of Il Bello Della ZONA, a Zone Italian cookbook.
6 Block Meal
6 oz. pork fillet, 2 - 3 oz. medallions
1½ pears, peel/thin slice
2 Tbsp. raisins
2 Tsp. almonds, slivered
½ cup port wine
1 cup white wine divided
In a small pot mix ½ cup of the white wine with the port and raisins and bring to a boil. Add the pears and heat for 2 minutes then remove the pears, using a slotted spoon. Let this liquid reduce to ¼ cup, remove from heat. Season medallions with salt and pepper. Heat a nonstick pan and cook the fillet for a few minutes until it is well browned. Add a tablespoon of the reserved liquid from the pears and add the remaining ½ cup white wine and let evaporate to a thin sauce. Serve meat with the port wine sauce and the raisins. Garnish with almonds.