Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pork Tenderloin in a Wild Blueberry Red Wine Sauce

Pan searing is one of these techniques which can be considered effortless. All you need is to coat your meat with herbs, then get it brown and crusty on the outside, and finish the cooking process in the oven. Juices left after roasting make a great sauce. Don't forget to rest your meat after roasting for a juicy, tender and flavorful result. 

Pork tenderloin is a great piece of meat. It is very lean and healthy, great to serve for a party dinner. Recently, on Best Recipes Ever, I was eager to try out the red wine blueberry sauce. I'm a big fan of using wines for cooking (not for drinking) and wild blueberries for baking. I can't miss the opportunity of trying out these two ingredients in one dish. This sauce was a slightly sweet, slightly tart and blueberry-ish, a wonderful compliment to the pork tenderloin.

Q: What side dish would you serve along with pork tenderloin or roast beef? 

Serves 4
Adapted from Best Recipes Ever
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins
Printable Recipe


1 lb pork tenderloin
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper

Wild Blueberry Red Wine Sauce

3/4 cup dry red wine
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
1 1/2 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cold water


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. With a sharp knife, remove the silver skin from the tenderloin to ensure that it doesn't curl during cooking.  Rub thyme, salt and pepper over pork.

3. In an ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown pork all over, about 1-2 mins per side.

4. Roast for 30 mins or until slightly pink and meat thermometer reads 160F.

5. Transfer meat to cutting board and cover with aluminum foil. Rest for 5 mins before cutting.

6. Meawhile, prepare the wild blueberry red wine sauce.

7. Drain any fat left from skillet. Pour in red wine and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir and scrape up brown bits from bottom of the pan. Boil until slightly reduced, about 3 mins.

8. Add in blueberries, sugar and lemon zest. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water to make a slurry. Stir into sauce and simmer until clear and thick, about 1 min. Serve.


  1. The blueberry red wine sauce sounds totally to die for...!

  2. wow what a great recipe looks amazing and great combo the blueberries and the wine

  3. I almost always have a pork tenderloin in the freezer...and love a new recipe. The wine and blueberries must be a fabulous complement to the sounds delicious!

  4. That is sauce really killer one victor, i will try them.

  5. Wow, I'm drooling over the sauce! Sounds really delicious, and with the pork tenderloin! Love this.

  6. The sauce looks simply mouthwatering!

  7. The sauce sounds like it would be perfect for pork! Great ingredients.

  8. the sauce looks seriously good. i can see that you are really a fan of blueberries. I'm not good at western dishes, still learning so for the side dish, i might still go back to basics like roasted potatoes or asparagus or maybe a small portion of pasta.

  9. I've seen recipes for blueberry sauce before (served with salmon, for instance). Great recipe, this sounds delicious!

  10. Pork tenderloin is a favorite and this sauce sounds like a delicious change from my usual recipe.

  11. Such a perfect dish, so flavoursome and welcoming.
    Many thanks for your visits ♥

  12. Oh yum. Serve me up a plate. Looks delicious.

  13. This sauce sounds amazing. Pork and fruit sauces were born to live together. Side dish really depends on how the pork is cooked, but I would say rice or potatoes are good basic ones.

  14. This sauce is very mouthwatering. The tangy taste will compliment the meat very well.

    To answer your question, I would like to have some greens or some simple roasted vegetable for this dish. That will be perfect.

  15. This really sounds delicious. The sauce you created should be wonderful with pork. I hope you have a good day. Blessings...Mary

  16. I think I could put that blueberry wine sauce on anything! It sounds delicious! I think the perfect side for this would be some quickly grilled asparagus!

  17. That is a great way too cook meat, especially delicious pork tenderloin. Wow I have to say that sauce looks totally awesome. Nice job!

  18. You've got a fabulous site! Great sauce :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  19. The sauce is really the star here but the pork looks like it was cooked to perfection. How about serving it along side a simple side like steamed rice or some roasted potatoes to soak up that sauce?



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