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Red Wine Cherry Sauce for Meat

Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Pair your favorite meat with a vibrant sauce made from cherries, red wine, and orange zest.


  • About 2 sliced shallots
  • 2 cups pitted, halved cherries
  • Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Salt
  • Chicken or lamb, for serving
  • Chopped fresh thyme
  • Freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, sauté a couple of sliced shallots and cherries in olive oil until shallots start to brown.

  2. Mix in red wine, orange zest, sugar and orange juice, and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until liquid reduces by half. Let cool slightly. Spoon over chicken or lamb and sprinkle with chopped fresh thyme and black pepper.