Grilled Pork Tenderloin
with Blackberry Cabernet Sauce
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes, 4 hours to marinate
Cook Time: 1 hour
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp paprika
½ tsp dry mustard
1 Tbsp salt
1 ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
3 large pork tenderloins, trimmed of fat
2 Tbsp olive oil
Blackberry sauce, recipe follows
Mix the vinegar, sugar, salt and spices together; marinate pork up to 4 hours.
Heat grill to medium heat. Brush the pork with olive oil and place on grill. Cook for about 15 minutes, turning each side 90 degrees to make a crosshatch pattern. Note: internal temperature should be about 150-155°. Transfer pork to cutting board and let rest about 8-10 minutes. Slice and serve with blackberry sauce.
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 small cloves garlic, minced
3 large or 5 small shallots, chopped fine
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
2 cups Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon
4 cups beef or veal stock (preferably homemade)
3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
2 Tbsp blackberry jam
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp espresso powder
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Heat a medium saucepan over high heat and add olive oil. Stir in garlic, shallots, carrot, and celery; reduce heat to medium-high and sauté until the vegetables begin to brown and caramelize, about 5 minutes. Add Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon to deglaze the pan, stirring well. Stir in stock, blackberries, jam, and balsamic vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking until the liquid is reduced by half, about 30 minutes.
Strain sauce and return to pan. Bring sauce to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium. Cook until liquid is reduced by half and thickened. Season to taste with espresso, salt and pepper.