Monday, April 20, 2009

POM Wonderful Pork Tenderloin



Oh my goodness am I ever in love with pork tenderloin! I was a lucky recipient of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. We are officially hooked! A few of my blogging buddies have received the POM Wonderful juice too and have posted some very clever and tasty dishes, desserts and beverages incorporating POM Wonderful. Just goes to show that not only is this juice a real thirst quencher, it's a tasty addition to so many meals.
A pomegranate reduction sauce was made using the POM wonderful juice. The reduction sauce was used as part of a delicious marinade for pork tenderloin.
In a small sauce pan add one 8 ounce bottle of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup of water, 1-1.2 teaspoons of orange zest and 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice. Bring liquid to a boil and continue boiling for 10 minutes to reduce. Remove pan from burner and allow to come to room temperature.
In a medium size bowl, blend together 1/2 cup of packed dark brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of peppercorns, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and POM reduction. One thoroughly blended, whisk in 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and set aside. Place two pork tenderloins into a one gallon re-sealable bag and pour marinade over pork. Seal bag and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours, turning the bag every hour or so.

Place pork tenderloins in a roasting pan (or grill) and cook in a pre-heated 425 degree oven until meat has reached an internal temperature of 150 degrees F (approximately 30 minutes). Baste meat every 10 minutes or so.

Allow meat to resat for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Before long you'll be in love with pork tenderloin too. This is the stuff that makes parents proud!

48 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Katherine- That looks terrific .. so moist, and delicious. The reduction sauce must have such flavor. GREAT recipe!

Susan D said...

Just yesterday, my hubby and I were talking about having friends over and serving a pork tenderloin. This marinade will be perfect. Thanks. Blessings, SusanD

Lisa said...

We love Pom and pork tenderloin. I'll have to try.

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

This looks so amazing! I will definitely need to try!

TheWritersPorch said...

Hey Katherine...I've never thought about cooking with it but I drink it everyday! Baby girl is here from Nashville and we are hitting Hudson's today! HA!
Carol

gigi said...

I hate it when tenderloin turns out dry! Not saying that mine ever does :) but just incase it ever did. Maybe one should think about the POM! Backwards that spells mop, and boy does my floor need that today.

Marjie said...

I really like pork roast, and I really like pomegranites. So, what would there not be to love about this? The bright red color of the sauce is great!

Lanie said...

YUM! I love pork tenderloin too. Can't wait to try this!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

I bet goat cheese crumbled over that pork would taste even better. Delish!

Netts Nook said...

It is on the menu. I have to go get my tissue I just read your Feb 14 Post. Thanks for sharing.

Pearl said...

sounds like a great idea! i think i have one small bottle of pom left somewhere in my refrigerator.. *goes and searches*

Bridgett said...

This sounds perfect! I too have become a big fan of pork tenderloin and I can just imagine the taste the POM gives while roasting. I have lots of POM left over so I need to give this recipe a try.

Maria said...

I still haven't tried POM, I am so out of the loop!

newlyweds said...

What a great idea, it looks so moist and delicious.

Lynda said...

This looks so yummy with the Pom! I'll have to try this one!This is a great idea, since pork and fruit are so good together.

Deb said...

We are big pork tenderloin fans here. I am definitely trying this recipe this week! Thanks so much!

Cathy said...

I have some POM wonderful that I need to use, and you've just given me the perfect recipe - thank you! This looks so delicious - we love pork tenderloin, and this sauce sounds amazing!

Pam said...

I bet this was wonderful! I am really loving all the POM recipes I've been seeing around the web.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's a really cool combination. Simply Pom-ag-nificent!

I know it's bad. I can't help my punny tendencies...

Reeni♥ said...

What a creative use of POM!! It looks delicious! I am loving the POM, so yummy, and good for us!

Debbie said...

What a great idea to use POM in a sauce. I too have just received some and will try this. Thanks Katherine!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That looks gorgeous! The other day, I made chicken thighs with tahini and pomegranate molasses...

Cheers,

Rosa

teresa said...

This looks like such a lovely combination, great idea!

Katy said...

I'll just bet that was DELISH! It sounds so good!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and visiting a bit. So good to see you and to welcome you to my little dot in the blogosphere (grins)!

Cheryl said...

That looks delish, I have one bottle left and a tenderloin in the freezer! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Oh how funny - we just had pork tenderloin a couple of days ago. Too bad I didn't have any POM! Actually, I've never heard of it?!?! Sounds interesting!!!

tamilyn said...

This looks super Katherine. I love pork tenderloin on it's own, so I bet with the reduction it is out of this world. I really have to pick some of that juice up!

Sara said...

Looks like a delicious way to use POM, I love pork tenderloin!

Pam said...

I got some too and have been looking for ways to use it, this sound wonderful.

Claudia said...

How perfect. And I have one more pork tenderloi from this winter to use up... POM is all over - I feel so uncreative just drinking it!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I love the use of pomogranate!

I just bought some tenderloins BOGO...they are just sitting in the freezer waiting for this recipe!

;) amy

onlinepastrychef said...

Mmmm, sounds good. Bet it'd also be nice w/lamb or venison. I love pomegranate juice! A couple of weeks ago, my best friend introduce me to dark chocolate covered pomegranate arils (seeds). They are The Best!

moderate Sherri said...

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite foods and this recipe is one I'll try for a nice Sunday Dinner.

Ginger said...

Pork Tenderloin had to be one of my favorite meats. The sauce seriously sounds unbelievable. I would serve this at a sit down dinner party!! Thanks for sharin

the ungourmet said...

That looks so great! I will have to give it a try very soon!

Selba said...

Must be so tender!!!

Elra said...

Katherine, I saw POM at my grocery store, but never really bought it. It must tastes really delicious, because I see so many people blog about it. I should grab this next time I go to the store. Your dish look so delish.
Cheers,
elra

Chris said...

Pork tenderloin is an awesome product to start any recipe with. I can imagine, almost TASTE, how good it was!

lagirl said...

Do you have to buy Pom from a specialty store?
I'd like to try my hand at some recipes using that.

jenjen said...

Wow - that is awesome! I love pork tenderloin. I am going to make that!

Thanks! I hope things are going well for you!

XOXO
Jen

Colleen said...

WOW! That looks great. I never thought to use POM as a pork marinade.

Thanks for stopping by last week, and yes, I did get to see that former student in concert. Check out the post.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a great recipe for pork tenderloin with the Pom. I forget about pork sometimes because it can be dry but I'll have to give this a try. My husband loves pork.
Sam

Peter M said...

That last pic...nice colour contrast of the pork's outside vs, shite inside.

Christelle said...

oh la la divine!! :O

Hornsfan said...

This sounds fabulous - I have had the POM in drinks but haven't done much cooking with it, I'll have to test it out!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

you know, I;m not a huge fan of pom but I see how it could go really well with porl. I might actually have to try that!

Elyse said...

Mmm, what an amazing and healthy marinade for pork tenderloin. Sounds deliciously tangy, with a hint of sweetness--a perfect pair for the tenderloin. Who needs applesauce with her pork anymore? We've got POM for our hint of sweetness!

Kewl Granny of Six said...

Thanks Katherine for the recipe. Pork loins are something I make very often but next time I will be trying this.