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Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Pinot Noir Sauce

Main Courses

Serves 4

Tart cherries and Pinot Noir combine to make a deliciously rich sauce. Add gourmet mushrooms and a lean pork tenderloin for a healthy but luxurious dinner.

Prepare the Tenderloin

01

Preheat oven to 350. Pat loin dry, trim any fat and season with salt and pepper. To make rub, mix flour, thyme, fennel, ginger, and mustard on a large plate with a spoon. Set aside 2 tablespoons of rub mixture. Place tenderloin on plate and rub mixture over tenderloin.

02

In a large, oven-proof pan heat olive oil on medium high heat. When hot, add tenderloin and sear until brown on all sides. Transfer to oven to finish cooking, 10-12 minutes more, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 142 degrees. Remove pan from oven and transfer tenderloin to platter, cover to keep warm.

Cherry Pinot Noir Sauce

01

Place the pan you cooked the pork in over high heat. Add wine, chicken stock, honey, and balsamic vinegar. Whisk in the reserved flour mixture, scraping the bottom of the pan. Add dried cherries and continue to cook until sauce has thickened, can add a pat of butter also to smooth sauce, about 10 minutes.

02

To serve, cut tenderloin on the diagonal into 1/4-inch thick slices, fan out on platter or individual plates. Add sautéed mushrooms on top of meat, then pour sauce over pork tenderloin and mushrooms.

Sauté the Mushrooms

01

In a medium size pan, add butter and sauté mushrooms, season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Ingredients

Prepare the Tenderloin

  • 1 Pork tenderloin (Approx 2 lbs)
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Cherry Pinot Noir Sauce

  • 1 cup Pinot Noir
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup dried pitted tart cherries

Sauté the Mushrooms

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz gourmet mushrooms, oyster, shiitake, trumpet etc...