Friday, July 31, 2015

I Dreamed a Dream of Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Have you ever had a craving for something you've never had? You're not totally sure if it's delicious, but it sounds like a good idea in theory? That happened to me and in a rare case of experiments-gone-right, I successfully realized my dream of pork tenderloin with blueberry balsamic sauce.

I wish I could say it was a fancy, complicated recipe whipped up from fresh blueberries and a painstaking balsamic vinegar reduction. But no, this recipe is super easy and will elevate a simple pork tenderloin to an impressive dish that seems like it took a serious investment of time and energy. 

There are a lot of ways to go about this, and the internet is predictably teeming with suggestions, but here's what I did.

Blueberry Balsamic Sauce
  • 3 teaspoons Blueberry jam or preserves
  • 2 teaspoons Balsamic Glaze (you can usually buy this in the vinegar aisle and it is worth every penny!)
  • A dash of red wine vinegar
  1. Let the mixture come to a boil on medium-high heat, then turn it down to a simmer when you reach the appropriate consistency.
  2. Give it a taste. Add ingredients as needed to get the right sweet and tangy flavor.
  3. Spoon over the meat/veggies/whatever of choice. 
It was so good even a picky Sean would eat it!

1 comment:

gina-mom said...

getting caught up on Newly Domesticated!... do you think this would work with other flavors?... I'm not big on anything blueberry except fresh ones and pancakes made with fresh ones.