Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grape Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grape Sauce

Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Here, we roast grapes to bring out their succulent sweetness, then combine them with thyme, mustard and Madeira in an easy, savory sauce for pork tenderloin. Serve with barley and steamed green beans.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups red and/or green grapes
  • 1-1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/2 cup Madeira, (see Shopping Tip) or white wine
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Preparation

  1. Position racks in the middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 425°F.
  2. Place grapes on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the lower rack, shaking the pan occasionally to turn the grapes, until they are shriveled, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, rub pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and brown on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn the pork over and transfer the pan to the top oven rack. Roast the pork until just barely pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board to rest before slicing.
  4. Place the pan over medium heat (use caution, the handle will be hot), add shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add Madeira (or wine) and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in broth, thyme and mustard; bring to a simmer. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir into the pan sauce. Cook until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in the grapes. Serve the sliced pork with the grape sauce.

Tips & Notes

Shopping Tip: Madeira, a fortified wine from the Portuguese island of Madeira, has a sweet, mellow flavor somewhat like sherry. Find it at liquor stores or in the wine section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 311
  • % Daily values *
  • 11% Total Fat 7g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • 19% Cholesterol 58mg
  • 21% Potassium 718mg
  • 19% Sodium 445mg
  • 11% Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • 8% Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Sugars 24g
  • 46% Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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