I Need A Sauce for Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Danielle wrote and said, “I make this great stuffed pork tenderloin and I am looking for a sauce to go with it. It is stuffed with, spinach, pine nuts, goat cheese, garlic and sun-dried tomatoes.”
When I asked Chef Terrell about a sauce, he immediately wanted to know if the tenderloin was marinated. Why? Because if Danielle used a marinade, it could be incorporated as the base for her sauce. Chef would need to know what she used so the sauce won’t be in conflict taste-wise.
But since Danielle does not marinate the tenderloin but seasons it with salt and pepper, Chef Terrell came up with this simple but excellent base sauce for any pork tenderloin recipe that hasn’t been marinated.
Simple Reduction Sauce for Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
1/4 cup minced shallot
1-tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2-cup Port, Marsala or red wine.
Drippings from baking pan
2 tablespoons balsamic or apple cider vinegar
1-cup good beef stock
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
How To Prepare At Home
In the pot or skillet in which the tenderloin was seared, melt butter and scrape up any fond left after searing using a wooden spoon, then sweat (to cook slowly over low heat in butter, usually covered, without browning) shallots and deglaze the pot with wine, pouring in any drippings left after baking the roast.
Add vinegar and stock and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a simmer and reduce by half.
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