Quick and Easy

Pork Piccata

August 19, 2019
Photo by Bobbi Lin
Author Notes

A riff on the classic, this flavor-packed piccata is ready in just about 15 minutes, making it an easy weeknight dinner winner when served alongside green vegetables or buttered pasta. —Food52

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. —The Editors

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4 to 6
  • 1 package Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Herb Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet
  • Salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour, plus more as needed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons capers
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
In This Recipe
  1. Slice pork loin into 1/4-inch slices and lightly pound out until thin. Season pork slices with salt and pepper on both sides, and then dredge slices in flour, shaking off the excess.
  2. Heat 4 tablespoons butter and the olive oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot. Sauté the pork slices for 3 minutes and flip, cooking the other side for 3 minutes, making sure that each side is nicely browned.
  3. Remove pork to a plate and deglaze the pan with lemon juice, chicken stock, and capers, using a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pan. Cook until the liquid reduces by about 1/3.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to slightly thicken. Place pork on platter or plates and garnish with the lemon-caper sauce and parsley to serve.

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