Pork Recipes

Grilled Blackberry-Marinated Pork Loin recipe

A fruit-based marinade brings out the sweet and juicy qualities of a grilled pork loin. Use fresh, local blackberries if you can find them for this recipe or substitute fresh blueberries if they are easier to find.


1 ½ pound pork loin, cut into 1-inch rounds
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup red wine
1 cup fresh blackberries, divided
¼ cup minced onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon butter


  1. Season pork loin with salt and pepper. Place in a large bowl or deep plate.

  2. In a blender, combine broth, wine, ½ cup blackberries, onions, oil, vinegar, and thyme; puree until smooth. Pour over pork, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour t overnight.

  3. Preheat grill. Remove pork from bowl, reserving marinade. Place pork on grill and cook until no longer pink and internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 3 minutes per side.

  4. Meanwhile, place reserved marinade in a small saucepan and heat over medium-high. Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced by about half, 8 to 10 minutes. Add remaining ½ cup blackberries and butter, reduce to a low simmer, and cook, stirring, until berries have softened and butter has melted.

  5. To serve. Pour blackberry sauce over grilled pork loin and enjoy immediately.

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1 lbabout 680g (680.385 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
1 cupabout 237ml (236.59 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
cupabout 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
cupabout 59ml (59.1475 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: July 26, 2010
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