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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Onion-Fig Relish

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 9 mins
Cook time 19 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup relish)
Caramelized onion, balsamic vinegar, and figs combine to create a subtly sweet topping for savory roasted pork. A side of acorn squash, available in peak form throughout the winter, rounds out this hearty meal.Prep: 4 minutes; Cook: 19 minutes; Other: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 dried Mission figs
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) container refrigerated prechopped onion

Nutrition Information

  • calories 256
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 24.6 g
  • carbohydrate 30.6 g
  • fiber 4.6 g
  • cholesterol 63 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 349 mg
  • calcium 81 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Sprinkle pork evenly with salt and pepper; coat with cooking spray. Heat a medium-sized cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 4 minutes or until browned on all sides, turning occasionally.

  3. While pork browns, coarsely chop figs. Combine vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, and soy sauce in a small bowl. When pork is browned, remove pan from heat. Add figs, onion, and vinegar mixture to pan, stirring to loosen browned bits.

  4. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink). Stir onion mixture; cover pan loosely with foil. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

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