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Here, we roast grapes to bring out their succulent sweetness, then combine them with thyme, mustard and Madeira in an easy, savory sauce for pork tenderloin. Serve with barley and steamed green beans.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2008

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45 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position racks in the middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F.

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  • Place grapes on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the lower rack, shaking the pan occasionally to turn the grapes, until they are shriveled, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, rub pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and brown on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn the pork over and transfer the pan to the top oven rack. Roast the pork until just barely pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board to rest before slicing.

  • Place the pan over medium heat (use caution, the handle will be hot), add shallots and cook, stirring, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add Madeira (or wine) and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in broth, thyme and mustard; bring to a simmer. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir into the pan sauce. Cook until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in the grapes. Serve the sliced pork with the grape sauce.

Tips

Shopping tip: Madeira, a fortified wine from the Portuguese island of Madeira, has a sweet, mellow flavor somewhat like sherry. Find it at liquor stores or in the wine section of the supermarket.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 25.6g; carbohydrates 34.4g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 26.1g; fat 6.2g; saturated fat 1.4g; cholesterol 73.7mg; vitamin a iu 248.7IU; vitamin c 6.7mg; folate 7.6mcg; calcium 30.8mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 47.8mg; potassium 834.5mg; sodium 459.7mg; thiamin 1.3mg.

2 fruit, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

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