Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce

Posted by Brette in Food | Holidays

I am a fan of pomegranate sauce. I’ve made this sauce before, for lamb. A while back, the people at Pom contacted me and asked if I would like a flat of Pom juice to use for recipes for this blog. I said I would and they sent it along. Dude Martha noticed it sitting in the garage fridge and asked if he could try it. Suddenly-poof!-it was all gone. The boy was in love with it. I couldn’t complain since I was happy to have him drinking something healthy. That left me with no Pom for recipes. So, I had to go buy some more. Finally, though I was able to make this recipe.

Roast one pork tenderloin that has been seasoned with salt and pepper at 400 degrees. It takes about half an hour. Meanwhile brown 3 tbsp butter in a sauce pan. Add 1 finely chopped clove of garlic and cook for 3 seconds. Add 3/4 cup pomegranate juice and 1/2 cup chicken broth. Add 1 tsp thyme and 1 tsp rosemary. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium, cooking until it becomes thick and syrupy, about 30 minutes. Serve sauce with pork.

The pomegranate juice is a wonderful sweet tart flavor that complements pork magnificently. The color is also just gorgeous – this would be a perfect Valentine’s Day dish.

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8 Responses

  • Oh, this sauce looks so yummy and we regularly have pork tenderloin. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Hmmm, Frugal Man loves pomegranate this would make a nice surprise dish for him. I’ll let it marinate in my head for a while as an idea.

  • OrganicLover says:

    This sounds scrumptious but if you want to add a richer flavor you might try one of the Pomegranate Splash! sauces. I like the Black currant Cabernet normally for meats but for Valentine’s Day go a bit redder and sweeter with the Tart Cherry Syrah. A small amount will impart a full flavor. They boast 25 pomegranates in every 5.2 oz bottle. Don’t know how they squeeze them in there but the pomegranate flavor is out of this world.

  • This looks really good and reasonably straightforward to make. We don’t eat a lot of pork in our house but this looks perfect for a special occasion and will make my Midwestern meat-and-potatoes guy real happy!

  • This sounds so good. I might have to give it a try. I have never bought the Pom juice – it is so expensive, but maybe I will give it a try now.

  • Marie-Claire says:

    Hello Brette

    I’m a new mom living in Toronto and I am writing to you after reading your blog for months – it just occurred to me how strange it was for me to read you every day and never let you know just how much I enjoy reading your writing.

    I love reading about the recipes you try and the honest evaluation of the outcome. I’ve made so many of Martha’s recipes on your recommendation that I’ve lost count 🙂

    So that’s it – thanks very much for your work. It is very much appreciated, and I bet that I’m not the only one lurking here without ever writing in to tell you how much I value what you do.

  • Hi Marie-Claire. It is so nice to hear from you! I guess the nature of blogging is that you never really know who is reading along, so it is lovely to know you are. You aren’t far from me either! Teen Martha will be heading up to your city in a few weeks for a conference. We came up for the One of a Kind show two years ago — didn’t get there this past Dec, but I wanted to. I would love to hear how things go when you make a recipe, so please come back and share.