Thyme-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Shallot CompotePork
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 1/4 pound* that has sat at room temperature for 30 minutes, trimmed if needed)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 3/4 cups shallots (1/8-inch thick-sliced, about 4 large)
- 1 clove garlic (cut lengthwise into thin strips)
- 1/2 cup grape juice (Concord 100%)
- 1/4 cup chicken broth (reduced sodium or organic)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon herbes de provence (dried)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1Preheat oven to 400°F.
- 2To make compote, heat large skillet on medium-low heat. Add oil to hot pan, followed by shallots. Stir and gently cook for 5 minutes. Do not brown. Add garlic and reduce heat as needed as vegetables shrink. Cook 10 minutes. Pour in juice, broth, vinegar, honey, and gently simmer 40 minutes or until liquid thickens and almost completely evaporates. Stir in herbs, salt, and pepper.
- 3To prepare pork, combine salt, pepper, and thyme and sprinkle on all sides of pork. Heat large fry pan or skillet with oven-proof handle on medium-high heat and add the oil. Once oil shimmers, carefully add pork to pan, folding thinnest end of pork under itself and pressing down gently on center to ensure even browning. Partially cover with lid or foil to speed cooking while allowing steam to escape. Cook pork 3 to 4 minutes until brown on one side, then turn to brown 2 to 3 minutes on each remaining side until completely browned. Larger tenderloins may need to be turned once more to brown completely. Place in oven and cook 20 to 30 minutes, just until firm when pressed in the thickest section or an inserted thermometer reads 145°F. Remove from oven, sprinkle evenly with garlic powder, and allow to rest 5 minutes. Slice at an angle into 1/2-inch pieces and serve with compote.
PER SERVING *
|Calories330Calories from Fat100|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat100|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.