Red Wine Cherry Sauce for Meat

Pair your favorite meat with a vibrant sauce made from cherries, red wine, and orange zest.


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Total: 30 Minutes


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
Chicken or lamb, for serving
Chopped fresh thyme
Freshly ground black pepper


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.

June 2009
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