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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Cherry & Tomato Chutney

From: EatingWell

A zesty chutney serves as both a marinade and an appealing garnish for pork tenderloins. Everything can be prepared ahead for a convenient dinner-party entree. Recipe by Nancy Baggett.

Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 35 mins
Total: 1 hr 30 mins
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1 1/2 cups  fresh or frozen (thawed; see Tip) dark sweet cherries, pitted and chopped
1/3 cup  chopped onion
1/3 cup  sugar
1/3 cup  cider vinegar
1 tablespoon  minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons  yellow mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon  ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/2 teaspoon  coarsely ground pepper
1 1/3 cups  chopped tomatoes, slightly underripe
2   pork tenderloins, 1 pound each, trimmed of fat
1/3 cup  reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons  canola oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon  dried thyme leaves
  Fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish (optional)
1. To prepare chutney: Combine cherries, onion, sugar, vinegar, ginger, mustard seed, cinnamon, allspice, salt and pepper in a medium nonreactive saucepan (see Note). Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and continue to simmer until they are cooked through and the liquid is slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
2. To marinate pork: Place pork in a heavy-duty sealable plastic bag. Add 3/4 cup of the cooled chutney, chicken broth and 1 tablespoon oil. Seal the bag and turn to coat the pork with the marinade. Refrigerate the pork overnight. Refrigerate the remaining chutney.
3. To roast pork: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Remove the pork from the marinade, shaking off excess (discard marinade). Pat the pork dry with paper towels and season with salt, pepper and thyme.
4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over high heat in a large ovenproof skillet until hot but not smoking. Add the pork and cook, turning until browned on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes.
5. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast the pork until just cooked through and an instant-read thermometer registers 155 degrees F in the center of the pork, 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Garnish the pork with cilantro, if using, and serve with the reserved chutney.
Tip: Be sure to measure frozen cherries while still frozen, then thaw. (Drain before using.)
Note: A nonreactive pan or container--stainless steel, enamel-coated or glass--is necessary when preparing acidic foods, such as cherries, to prevent the food from reacting with the pan or container. Reactive pans, such as aluminum or cast-iron, can impart an off color and/or off flavor in acidic foods.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate the chutney (Step 1) for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 228, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 63 mg, Sodium 344 mg, Carbohydrate 15 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 23 g, Potassium 507 mg. Exchanges: Other Carbohydrate 1,Lean Meat 3.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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