Grilled Pork with Blackberry-Sage Sauce

  • kaykaypee Posted: 05/24/09
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    This is really good. I would definitely make this for company. I cooked the pork on my grill pan. I think I will make the sauce with raspberries and white balsamic vinegar sometime too. I recommend.

  • fairydragonstar Posted: 06/02/09
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    I found this really yummy and I also found the blackberries on special so did not make a dent in the pocket book...I did have extra sauce which I froze for a later meal I served with packet potatoes that cooked along with the pork on the grill and asparagus...I would think that you could use frozen blackberries and get the same result.

  • daneanp Posted: 07/13/09
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    This was delicious and I would easily serve this to guests. I substituted frozen blackberries for the fresh as they are not yet in season. Everything went together easily. I served it with the suggested menu that was in the back of the magazine - with the exception of using whole wheat couscous, pinenuts and dried cranberries. I will definitely make this again.

  • nansmi Posted: 05/25/09
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    I made this for company and everyone enjoyed. I wanted to grill the pork, but it was rainy, so I roasted in the oven with vegetables - - potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and asparagus. Fortunately, the blackberries were on sale at Costo, as well as the pork loin, so pretty reasonable dinner. Even had enough for leftovers for another dinner. I used my digital thermometer, so I wouldn't overcook the pork.

  • GrandmaKY Posted: 09/24/09
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    Tonight is the 3rd time I am making this recipe. Pork Tenderloin is very inexpensive here and the blackberries were from a friends garden so for me this is a VERY cheap meal. Tonight I am making it with Roasted Herb Potaoes and Baked Acorn Squash. My sauce came out very thick and I froze what was left and used it again. Everyone has loved this recipe. But the sauce IS alot of work...

  • erindiane Posted: 05/24/09
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    I was really excited to try this recipe, and it really was delicious. I served it with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus. The blackberry sauce is just perfect with the pork. But, I also found it to be a lot more work than I expected. I would make it for company, but between the extra time, extra dishes, and the fact that it took $12 worth of blackberries to make the sauce, this is not going in my regular rotation.

  • CBellnap Posted: 08/01/09
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    I thought this was a terrific sauce. I didn't buy enough berries (should have read the recipe closer) so I only had a small container of berries and added strawberry preserves to make up for it. Turned out fantastic. My young daughters LOVED it. This would be very good on chicken or fish as well.

  • ShellyV Posted: 07/19/09
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    The blackberry sauce did take a lot of time and mine was not very thick at all, however it had good flavor. I served this dish with roasted fingerling potatoes and steamed cauliflower. I will probably make again.

  • Pumpkina Posted: 06/04/09
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    This was delicious. Keep in mind that this is a time consuming recipe and pork tenderloin and blackberries are not cheap. This is not your everyday meal, but it is worth the hard work on a special ocassion. Also, I used frozen blackberries and the sauce turned out great. I really enjoyed the sauce and wish I had made a little extra to put in a dip dish on the side. And I probably should have added a little more sugar to the sauce. My husband and I had this dish with zucchini and rice. Will make again.

  • Saecca Posted: 06/17/09
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    My husband and I liked this meal. The blackberries were on sale, so it wasn't too expensive. My sauce didn't reduce enough-- even though it simmered for about 35 minutes-- but I was hungry and served it a bit more fluid than it should have been. I cooked the chops on the grill pan, and they turned out great! The couscous/pistachio/cherry side dish was AMAZING! I would definitely make this again, but sparingly. We had simple steamed vegs with it too.

  • vicanddi Posted: 07/08/09
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    This recipe was just okay. I had high expectations for this dish and I was really disappointed with the sauce. The sauce was time consuming, which is okay, but it just didn't have the flavor I was expecting. It was very bland. Overall, it was a good meal, but I don't plan on making this sauce again.

  • cwayland Posted: 06/19/09
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    I was surprised and disappointed by this sauce. I thought it was just alright but expected stellar based on the previous reviews. I almost think I must have done something wrong, but the recipe is so simple I am not sure how I could have messed it up. I would not use prescious blackberries on this recipe again.

  • Schmamo Posted: 06/15/09
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    So tasty. We substituted a turkey breast and it came out so delicious I am thinking of bringing it to the Thanksgiving dinner table!

  • kibeho Posted: 08/22/09
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    I followed the recipe exactly. The sauce is very thin and nothing special. The pork on the grill was great, but the sauce was too much work for lack of flavor. Not worth making again.

  • JimMarltonNJ Posted: 03/06/11
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    We baked the pork loin instead of grilling it, and it was fine. The blackberries were not as prominent as I expected, however the sauce was still tasty.

  • Stefanie05 Posted: 09/10/11
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    I liked the taste of this recipe, but overall, it was a lot of work for not much result. I couldn't taste much sage flavor other than the actual pieces of sage I scattered over the top of the pork. The sauce also took much longer to reduce for me - about 20 minutes total. Overall, good flavors but a lot of work for a weeknight. I paired the meal with this risotto - http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sage-risotto-with-fresh-mozzarella-prosciutto-10000001031618/ - and it was a good complement to the pork.

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