Pork with Cherries

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I would like to credit Erik Keilholtz with this recipe. I had asked him some time ago for any ideas on a recipe with Rainier Cherries. The reason I asked was that the first time I came across them, I was excited by their presentation possibilities.

Rainier cherries, if you don't know, are sweeter than bing cherries. They also have beautiful coloring of red and yellow. You can find this recipe on Erik's blog, but I'm going to post it here too.:

First, you will need to pit a bunch of cherries. It is tedious, and there are gadgets that make it go better, or you can use household indentured servants (children) to do the task, provided they are old enough to use a knife properly.

Rub a pork loin with salt and pepper.

Then, brown your pork loin in butter. Transfer to a plate.

Add a finely chopped onion, a couple of peeled cloves of garlic, and fry gently in the fat.

Add the cherries and a pinch of carraway seeds and fry for a minute.

Return the pork to the pan, add a splash of white dry vermouth, cover and cook over low heat until the pork is done to your liking.

Let the pork rest 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, reduce the cooking liquid, remove the garlic, finish with port and softened butter.

Slice the pork, and cover with the sauce. If you want to be fancy, you can puree and strain the sauce before the butter enrichment, but I like the chunks of fruit and cooked onion in mine.

Serve with good bread, a good pinot noir, and a green salad.


Greetings to you! I think I stumbled across your site through Catholic Ragemonkey (not 100% sure on that though).

I had contemplated taking part in the activities at the Catholic Student Center at UCO before moving to Muskogee. I attended St. J's for nearly a year- I was a part of their excellent RCIA program for much of my time there. My brother and I came into the Church at this last Easter Vigil, and we maintain that Deacon M. is totally awesome, and things just aren't the same since Fr. A. was transferred to Clinton. (I think I share your feelings about the music, esp. at the Sunday evening Mass.)

I'm still enough of a neophyte to not really know orthodox from not orthodox, but I still enjoy your blog.

God bless and keep truckin',
Anastasia Hunt

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