Friday, August 28, 2009

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce

We made this for dinner last night and as we sat down I commented to Senor how it was a "pretty" meal and even better, it is SUPER easy to throw together. Healthy, balanced, and visually appealing...can't get much better huh?!

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Preserves Sauce: (I'm going off the stuff we had last night...)
2 lb pork tenderloin
1 jar Bonne Maman Cherry Preserves
1/4 c red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp corn syrup (or just 1 Tbsp of sugar will do)--optional
1/4 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, AND cloves

For Pork Tenderloin: Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking pan with foil and place tenderloin in can sprinkle with a little EVOO, salt, pepper if you like but it's not necessary, cover loosely with foil; bake for 25-35 min/lb. OR until meat thermometer reads 160-170F.
When the porkloin is close to being done--Use a small saucepan and mix together over med-hi heat the cherry preserves (keep your jar for leftovers!), red wine vinegar, sugar, spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2-5 min.
You can pour the mix OVER the tenderloin as it's getting close to being cooked completely or you can hold off and pour it on individual servings (which is what we prefer). You can keep any leftovers of the cherry mixture in the jar refrigerated for quite a while.

Served with Steam Fresh Green beans (steam them in the bag according to directions, toss with little EVOO, black pepper and coarse salt)
Mushroom/Onion rice
1 c Basamati/Jasmine/Brown Rice
1 can beef broth
1/2 onion, chopped
1 small can mushrooms, rinsed, drained
little butter

In med saucepan, over med heat melt butter (maybe 1/2 Tbsp or use EVOO). When it starts bubbling add onions, sautee til they're browning up a little, add shrooms for a minute. Now you have to check your measurements depending on the kind of rice you're using. For instance last night the Basamati Rice called for 1.5 c liquid for 1 c rice. So I used 1 c beef broth, 1/2 c water. So check your rice directions and use part beef broth, part water. Cook according to directions from there.

1 comment:

MommaG said...

The cherry sauce is really delicious! Glad Douglas shared that with our family. Lovely meal!