Blackberry & Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

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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Wanting to give your pork tenderloin that extra something? This Blackberry and Balsamic Pork is incredible! Balsamic Marinade with Blackberry sauce...yummy!

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