Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Plum Sauce

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Plum Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 2 plums firm, pitted, each cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp cold butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Generously season pork tenderloin with salt and black pepper.

  2. Heat oil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tenderloin until browned on all sides, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer tenderloin to a plate.

  3. Saute onion with a pinch of salt in the same skillet until just softening, 3 to 5 minutes. Add shallots, reduce heat to medium, and cook and stir until shallots and onion are golden brown and caramelized, about 10 minutes.

  4. Stir thyme into onion mixture; place tenderloin over onion mixture, and set plum quarters, skin-side down, around pork tenderloin. Transfer skillet to preheated oven.

  5. Cook until pork is slightly pink in the center, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Transfer pork and plums to a plate.

  6. Place skillet over medium-high heat and pour water and balsamic vinegar into onion mixture. Bring mixture to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until liquid is reduced by half, 5 to 10 minutes; remove from heat. Whisk butter into mixture until melted and sauce is shiny. Pour sauce over pork and plums.

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