Pork Tenderloin with Tomato and Cherry ChutneyFeatured by Fore Family in the Pinot Noir Wine Club.
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen dark sweet
cherries, pitted and chopped
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 tsp. yellow mustard seed
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
1 1/3 cups chopped tomatoes
2 pork tenderloins, 1 lb. each, trimmed of fat
1/3 cup chicken broth
2 Tbs. canola oil, divided
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish
To Prepare Chutney: Combine cherries, onion, sugar, vinegar, ginger, mustard seed, cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Bring to a boil
over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and continue to simmer until they are cooked through and the liquid is slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; cool, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. To Marinate Pork: Place pork in a heavy-duty seal-able plastic bag. Add 3/4 cup of the cooled chutney, chicken broth and 1 Tbs. oil. Seal the bag and turn to coat the pork with the marinade. Refrigerate the pork overnight. Refrigerate the remaining chutney.
To Roast Pork: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove the pork from the marinade, shaking
off excess (discard marinade). Pat the pork dry with paper towels and season with salt,
pepper and thyme. Heat the remaining 1 Tbs. oil over high heat in a large ovenproof skillet until hot, but not smoking. Add the pork and cook, turning until browned on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast the pork until just cooked through and an instant-read thermometer registers 155 degrees in the center of the pork, 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Garnish the pork with cilantro, if using, and serve with the reserved chutney. Enjoy!