Barilla® Protein+™ Rotini

with Roasted Pork & Blackberry

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Ingredients for 7 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Protein+™ Rotini
  • 1 each (approximately 1 pound) pork tenderloin
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 16 ounces blackberries, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • Fresh thyme leaves for garnish
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  • Preheat oven to 450° F. Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over high heat. Add pork and brown on all sides.
  • Finish pork in oven until desired temperature reaching at least 145 degrees. Remove and let rest.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving ½ cup of pasta water.
  • Heat butter and remaining olive oil in saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and sauté until well caramelized 5-7 minutes.
  • Add blackberries and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add brown sugar, white balsamic vinegar and thyme and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add pasta and pasta water to blackberry mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide into eight bowls and top with sliced pork. Garnish with fresh thyme.
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