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Savory Balsamic Blueberry Sauce
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Savory Balsamic Blueberry Sauce

Savory Balsamic Blueberry Sauce is a perfect accompaniment for either chicken or pork. It's an easy recipe that incorporates all those beautiful blueberries that are readily available in the summer.
Servings 4 people
Author Heather Blake

Ingredients

For the Balsamic Blueberry Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the Chicken or Pork

  • 2 pounds Chicken breast, Pork tenderloin or pork loin chops
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • minced fresh rosemary if desired

Instructions

For the Chicken or Pork

  • Coat the chicken or pork with olive oil and liberally sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary if you are using. 
  • 2 ways of cooking: You can either grill your choice of meat. Chicken cook to an internal temperature of 165 degrees or pork to 145 degrees. You can also brown on all sides in a large saute pan and set aside to finish cooking.  

For the Balsamic Blueberry Sauce

  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, melt one tablespoon of butter with the olive oil. Add the shallots, garlic, and rosemary and saute for 2 minutes. 
  • Add the honey, salt, pepper and, blueberries. Stir in the balsamic vinegar. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or so until the blueberries begin to soften and the sauce begins to reduce. (if using the browned meat version, add the meat to the pan at this point). 
  • Add the remaining one tablespoon of butter and cook for another 3 minutes. 
  • Serve the sauce hot over either chicken or pork. 

Notes

If you are using a pork tenderloin for this recipe, I recommend the grilling method only. It will not cook through in the browning version.  They take anywhere from 25-45 minutes to grill depending on the size.