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Pork with Blueberry Herb Sauce Recipe

Pork with Blueberry Herb Sauce Recipe

A different and delicious way to use blueberries, this tangy, sweet-savory sauce would also be great over chicken. The blend of berries and balsamic is wonderful! —Libby Walp, Chicago
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, pepper, salt and cayenne; sprinkle over pork.
  • 2. In a large ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork chops. Bake, uncovered at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove pork and keep warm.
  • 3. Add remaining ingredients to the pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 8 minutes. Serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/4 cup sauce equals 343 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.