Delicious Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dark Cherry Sauce is delicious and quick and easy to prepare! Pork tenderloin is a great choice for summer grilling and the sweet and luscious dark cherry sauce is the proverbial cherry on the top.
Imagine if you will, tender, juicy and delectable grilled pork tenderloin, slathered in a dark cherry glaze and then topped with a sweet/savory mouth-watering sauce made with dark sweet cherries, cherry preserves, shallots and balsamic vinegar.
Have I peaked your interest? Well, I hope so because I know you will love his recipe for Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dark Cherry Sauce and I predict that it will quickly become one of your favorite go-to recipes. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight family dinner or would be the star of the show when you serve it to guests at a dinner party.
A few weeks ago we were in Cashiers, NC eating at one of our favorite restaurants, The Orchard, a rustic 100-year-old farmhouse in a picturesque mountain setting. My husband ordered their Panthertown Pork Tenderloin. The tenderloin was rubbed with herbs, pan roasted and served with a black cherry demi-glaze He fell in love with this wonderful entree and asked if I couldn’t come up with a similar recipe.
With this dish as the catalyst, I experimented with different recipes and we decided that this version of Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dark Cherry Sauce even though slightly different, is every bit as delicious as theirs.
If you like this recipe, you might also like these pork recipes: Baby Back Ribs, Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Sauce and Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze.
How many calories are in grilled pork tenderloin?
There are 178 calories in one serving of Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Dark Cherry Sauce.
How to make Grilled Pork Tenderloins with Dark Cherry Sauce
To make this quick and easy recipe first fire up the grill and then gather your ingredients which are pork tenderloins, cherry preserves, balsamic vinegar, ground allspice, olive oil, chopped shallots, fresh or frozen pitted dark cherries, kosher salt and pepper and cayenne pepper.
How to cook pork tenderloin on the grill?
Prepare your grill and preheat to medium heat or 350 degrees. Clean and oil the cooking grate to prevent the pork tenderloins from sticking.
To make the glaze, mix the preserves, balsamic vinegar, and allspice in a small bowl. Measure out 1/4 cup which you will use to baste the pork while it is cooking and reserve the rest to go into the dark cherry sauce.
Season the pork tenderloins with salt and pepper and brush the glaze on liberally.
How long does it take to grill pork tenderloin?
Place the tenderloins on the grill, cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes turning every 6 minutes or so and brushing them with the reserved glaze mixture.
The tenderloins are done when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 145 degrees. Transfer the pork to a platter, cover with foil and let rest for 8-10 minutes.
To make the dark cherry sauce, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and saute for 1-2 minutes, or until tender. Add the cherries, cayenne, and the remainder of the glaze mixture which you set aside earlier. Let this mixture boil for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with kosher salt and let cool for a few minutes.
Use your immersion blender to blend the cherry sauce until it is smooth or you can add the cherry sauce to your regular blender or food processor. Be careful with the hot liquid.
To serve, slice the pork tenderloins and spoon the dark cherry sauce over the top. Enjoy!
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