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Port & Dried Cherry Sauce

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From EatingWell:  January/February 1998

This richly flavored sauce is a lighter, faster spin on a classic sauce espagnole. It is great with pork tenderloin and roasted turkey breast as well as duck.

About 1 cup | Active Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, mushrooms and bacon; cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add 3/4 cup port and vinegar and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat until reduced by half, 3 to 5 minutes. Add broth, tomato paste, garlic, thyme and crushed peppercorns and return to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the sauce from heat and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Pass the sauce through a fine sieve into a small saucepan, pressing hard on solids to extract juices. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Mix cornstarch with remaining 2 tablespoons port in a small bowl. Add to the sauce and whisk until thickened slightly.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, cover cherries with boiling water. Let plump for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and stir into sauce.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon : 50 Calories; 1 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 2 mg Cholesterol; 6 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 74 mg Sodium; 93 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate

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