Grilled Pork Loin with Cherry Sauce Recipe

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A grilled pork tenderloin smothered in this delectable cherry sauce is a dish that's hard to resist. The versatile sauce can be used for poultry dishes as well, especially grilled chicken or roasted duck.
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  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots, or onions
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth (stock)
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper to taste
Container: small bowl, medium sauce pan
30 mins
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  • Bring vinegar and sugar to a boil in saucepan over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes or until mixture has a glaze consistency; stir often.
  • Stir in wine, shallots, and cinnamon stick. Boil 15-20 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 1/4 cup, stirring often.
  • Add the chicken broth and cherries; cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick, stir in the lemon juice, butter, and pepper. Remove from the heat.
  • In a small bowl dissolve cornstarch in water. Stir into the cherry sauce a little at a time.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over the pork. Grill over medium heat for approximately 8 minutes on each side, turning once.
  • Remove to a platter and allow to rest for 10 minutes covered with foil.
  • Slice the roast, spoon the cherry sauce over the meat, and serve.
  • You may serve the extra sauce on the side if desired.
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