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Pork with Marsala Sauce

Pork with Marsala Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Made in Sicily from local grapes, Marsala is a fortified wine that is often used in cooking. Be sure to use sweet (rather than dry) Marsala for this recipe. For a delicious accompaniment, serve the pork with our Fried Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic.


For the marinade:

  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper

  • 2 pork tenderloins, 2 to 2 1/2 lb. total
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet Marsala wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


To make the marinade, in a large nonreactive bowl, stir together the parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil, Marsala, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the pork tenderloins, cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat an oven to 350°F.

Remove the pork from the marinade. In a large ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the pork and brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 140°F, 13 to 15 minutes.

Transfer the pork to a carving board, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour off all but 1 Tbs. of the fat from the pan. Set the pan over medium heat and add the flour and Marsala. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits, until the liquid is reduced by half, about 1 minute. Add the stock and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper.

Cut the pork into slices 1/2 inch thick and drizzle with the sauce. Serve immediately. Serves 6.
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