Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter
- 1 (8 -10 ounce) pork tenderloin
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄3 cup canned whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
- Sear pork on all sides, about 2 minutes.
- Place skillet with pork in oven.
- Roast pork until thermometer inserted into center registers 155°F, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add onion and rosemary; sauté until onion softens, about 3 minutes.
- Add broth, cranberry sauce and vinegar and whisk until cranberry sauce melts, about 2 minutes.
- Transfer pork to work surface.
- Scrape any juices from large skillet into cranberry mixture.
- Boil until sauce has reduced enough to coat spoon thickly, about 6 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Slice pork and serve with sauce.
The flavor of browned and roasted pork with fresh rosemary, cranberry and balsamic vinegar are combined by Mean Chef to produce a wonderfully thick dense sauce. The whole cranberry and onions added texture. The layering of flavors was so well balanced that no one ingredient domminated the rest. A very easy to make main dish.
My family loved the flavorcombination of the sauce, but were not crazy about the texture of the whole berries. The second time, I used the canned cranberry jell and the went wild! A definite keeper! Thanx, Mean Chef.
This was a big hit for the boyfriend and I. I loved how the flavors blended together. It was a refreshing change that just made sense! Next time I cook this though I will instead grill or smoke the pork loin. I also am considering some orange zest or perhaps marinating the pork loin first in some sort of orange or lemon based marinade. I did not have fresh rosemary on hand but the dried worked really well and come this summer, I will definatly be using that from the garden for this recipe!