Monday, December 14, 2009

Pork Loin with Cranberry Sauce

I have always loved the Pioneer woman but now that I have picked up this weird urge to cook, I love her even more. I don't know if I have spent to much time with my chef friends lately or if it's the cold thats making me want to have a good meal on the table. More though now then ever are my parents trying to figure out a way for me to live at home forever so I can cook for them, I liked my dads idea of building a gourmet kitchen just for me. Anyways enough with the dreaming I made this Prok Loin with Cranberry Sacue by the Pioneer Woman and it was sooo good and perfect because we still had cranberrys left from thanksgiving.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 6

1 whole Pork Tenderloin, Trimmed Of Fat
Salt And Pepper (to Taste)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
3 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
½ whole Medium Onion
½ cups Red Wine (optional)
¾ cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
½ cups (generous) Cranberry Sauce (homemade Or Canned Is Fine!)
Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Generously season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a heavy, oven-proof skillet over high heat. Sear tenderloin on all sides, using tongs to move it around. Remove pan from heat and place in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until thermometer inserted registers 155 to 160 degrees. Set pork on a cutting board to rest.
In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook for a minute, then pour in wine (if using) and chicken broth. Add rosemary. Stir together, then add cranberry sauce. Heat mixture over medium heat and cook for two or three minutes. Add more chicken broth to achieve desired consistency.
Check seasoning and add more salt or pepper if needed.
Slice pork loin and place on a platter. Spoon cranberry sauce over the top.
Serve with mashed potatoes.
Cranberry Sauce(mine not the Pioneer Womans)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
12-oz bag fresh or frozen cranberries (3 cups)
Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add cranberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries just pop, 10 to 12 minutes. Let Cool.

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