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Roasted Pork with Honeyed Grape Sauce

Roasted Pork with Honeyed Grape Sauce

A salty-sweet sauce is a rich match for pan-roasted pork. Serve this dish with roasted red onions and mashed sweet potatoes. You can use green grapes, but the sauce won't be as rich, or as pretty.

Cooking Light JUNE 2002

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup sauce)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped seedless red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • Dash of five-spice powder
  • 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450°.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add grapes and next 4 ingredients (grapes through five-spice powder). Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Place grape mixture in a blender; process until smooth.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Insert meat thermometer into thickest portion of pork. Bake pork at 450° for 12 minutes or until thermometer registers 155°. Tent with foil; let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with sauce.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 263
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 6.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 25.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 759mg
  • Calcium: 27mg
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