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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Our First Recipe!

By Commando Rachel Severns

Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry-Onion Sauce
3/4 pound lean pork tenderloin
1 T margarine
2 small onions, sliced
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 T sugar
1/4 c port wine
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 c unsweetened frozen blueberries
1 c cherry tomatoes, chopped
Heat broiler. Broil pork, turning occasionally until cooked throught, about 20 minutes. Remove to platter; cover with foil to keep warm. Meanwhile, melt margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, salt and pepper; cook until onions are golden, about 10 minutes. Add sugar; cook until onions are caramelized, 3 minutes longer. Add port, vinegar, blueberries and tomatoes; heat to boil. Remove from heat. Thinly slice pork and serve with sauce. Serves 4.
*Ladies, I know this sounds funky but it is delicious! Everyone I have ever served this to gobbles it up.
For a side dish, I like to have a side dish full of veggies as well as including a carb. I am all about one pot dishes. :)

Orzo & Veggies
3/4 c chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 T olive oil
2 c orzo
1 3/4 c chicken broth
1 c spinach, chopped
1 t lemon juice
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 1/2 t dill, chopped
any other veggies you'd like to add such as: zucchini, carrot, peas, etc.
Saute onion and garlic (& other veggies) in oil, add orzo and brown. Add broth, cover and cook until orzo is almost cooked (you may need to add more water). Toss spinach, lemon juice, green onions and dill in orzo. Remove from heat. Mix with salt and pepper, cover and let rest 1-2 minutes. Serves 4-6.

Well Done!!!

Great Idea and nice job setting this up! Let me be the first to post saying I love the name! Ha Ha!!! I am a bit behind I think in making the recipe but it will be made tomorrow night! I am very excited to try this! If everyone likes the meat/fruit combo I have made a Rhubarb chutney with chicken or pork and it is very tasty! my guess is that it is along the same lines as this will be!