Meet a blueberry farmer and try a berry delicious pork dinner.
Pork Tenderloin with Three-Berry Salsa
My husband came home from a work meeting that had served pork with a spicy blueberry salsa. He was amazed at how tasty it was, so I came up with my own rendition without seeing or tasting what he had. It took several tries, but this is the delicious result. PREP: 30 min. + standing • COOK: 25 min. • MAKES: 6 servings 1 ¼ cups fresh or frozen blackberries (about 6 oz.), thawed and drained 1 ¼ cups fresh or frozen raspberries (about 6 oz.), thawed and drained 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (about 6 oz.), thawed 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced ½ medium red onion, finely chopped ¼ cup lime juice 3 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro ¼ tsp. salt PORK 2 pork tenderloins ( ¾ lb. each), cut into ¾ -in. slices 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided ½ cup white wine or chicken broth 2 shallots, thinly sliced ½ cup chicken broth Place the first five ingredients in a bowl; toss lightly to combine. Reserve 1 cup berry mixture for sauce. For salsa, gently stir onion, lime juice, cilantro and salt into remaining mixture; let stand 30 minutes. Meanwhile, sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the pork and cook until a thermometer reads 145°, 2-4 minutes on each side. Remove from pan. Repeat with remaining pork and oil. In same pan, add wine, shallots and reserved berry mixture, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1 Tbsp., 4-6 minutes. Stir in broth; cook 5 minutes longer or until shallots are tender, stirring occasionally. Return pork to pan; heat through. Serve with salsa.
3 OZ. COOKED PORK WITH 2/3 CUP
SALSA AND 3 TBSP. SAUCE: 239 cal., 9g fat (2g sat. fat), 64mg chol., 645mg sod., 15g carb. (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g pro.
Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat,
½ starch, ½ fruit.
One pint of blueberries or raspberries equals 2 cups; one pint of blackberries equals 1½ to 2 cups.