Balsamic & blackberry Marinade2

I have probably said it before but I LOVE a good pork tenderloin. It’s a very cheap meat when compared to others but can also be very tasty. I do find it need’s to be marinated some form of marinade or dry rub, thus giving it more flavour.

Certain fruits can go really well with meat and I was originally going to do this dish with duck. I had some Pork Tenderloin in the fridge so thought why not give it a go…It actually turned out better than I thought it would and is really tasty.

The dish is a combination of a tasty marinade and a yummy fruity sauce. I would recommend making the marinade the day before so you can allow the meat to marinate overnight. If you don’t have the time, try to let it marinade for at least 1 hour.

In a bowl add 3 tablespoons of balsamic glaze. I prefer to use glaze to vinegar as I find it gives it a nice stickiness. Add 1 tablespoon of honey for sweetness and give it a good stir. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil with 2 cloves of garlic that have been crushed and sliced. 

Make sure you fully stir everything to fully combine and cover the tenderloin. Get your hands stuck in and fully cover all of the pork with the marinade. Cover with clingfilm and pop in the fridge to marinate.

When ready to cook, make sure you take the pork out beforehand to get to room temperature....

Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees, pop in oven. Cook for 45-60 minutes or until the meat is fully cooked through.

Whilst the pork is cooking you want to get on and make the yummy blackberry sauce. In a saucepan you want to add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 chopped shallots that have been finely chopped. Allow them to cook until they have become translucent.

Add 200g of blackberries and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Give everything a good stir and as they cook the blackberries should begin to break down. Allow the sauce to simmer for 10 minutes, whilst continuing to stir. Once the blackberries have fully broken down, add a tablespoon of balsamic glaze and mix it fully together.

If the sauce is done before the pork, you can either leave it on low or reheat when needed.

To serve, cut the pork into slices and spoon the sauce over. Add a few whole blackberries for garnish and enjoy! Believe me, the blackberries really go well with the pork and would recommend giving this a go. It’s a nice alternative to a sunday roast!

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Blackberry & Balsamic Pork Loin - Tasty marinated pork tenderloin with a yummy fruity blackberry sauce -
Blackberry & Balsamic Pork Loin
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Tasty marination for Pork Tenderloin, combined with a fruity blackberry sauce. Perfect for a different sunday roast or a nice evening meal.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: English
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 887 kcal
Author: Martyn
Pork Marinade
  • 2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
Blackberry Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 whole Shallots Sliced
  • 200 grams Blackberries
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Glaze
  1. In a bowl add all the marinade ingredients other than the pork and give it all a good stir

  2. Cover the pork with the marinade and ensure it’s all fully covered

  3. Cover the pork with clingfilm and put in the fridge to marinate. Ideally allow a minimum of 1 hour to marinate but ideally overnight

  4. Once marinated preheat oven at 180 degrees

  5. Cook for 45-60 minutes or until fully cooked

  6. Whilst cooking sweat the chopped shallots in a saucepan with the olive oil

  7. Once translucent add the blackberries, sugar and stir.

  8. Continue to cook to break down the blackberries and they will form a sauce. Simmer for roughly 10 minutes

  9. Add the balsamic glaze and stir to fully combine

  10. Put on a low heat or reheat when ready to use

  11. Slice the pork and pour over the blackberry sauce

  12. Garnish with a few fresh blackberries.

Nutrition Facts
Blackberry & Balsamic Pork Loin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 887 Calories from Fat 271
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.1g 46%
Saturated Fat 7.2g 36%
Cholesterol 294.8mg 98%
Sodium 252.7mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 53.5g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7.3g 29%
Sugars 41.8g
Protein 96.9g 194%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 9%
Iron 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About the Author Martyn

I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)

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