Sunday, March 22, 2009

POM wonderful recipe week


A few weeks ago the POM wonderful representative contacted me to test and receive Pom product. I happily accepted and a week later received a case of the product. I reviewed the recipes on the http://pomwonderful.com/ website. They have some wonderful recipes!
But being the chef that I am I couldn't just use someone else's recipes, I NEEDED to create my own. I thought about it, dreamed about, obsessed about it for a few days. I told you that cooking is my passion, sometimes it becomes all consuming! I spent the day Saturday cooking my creations and then enticed my friends with the promise of great food and drinks. ( thank you to all my lovely friends who joined me in the fun!) The results were pretty good, the addition of POM juice was not only healthy ( check out the incredible health benefits of POM at http://pomwonderful.com/) but really added a wonderful depth of flavor to the dishes. Look for a variety of pomegranate based recipes all this week on sjgourmet!


Grilled Pork tenderloin with Pomegranate Thyme Sauce

1 whole pork tenderloin
salt and pepper to taste


Sauce

1/2 c. dried cherries
1 8oz bottle POM wonderful pomegranate juice
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. butter

Grill pork tenderloin about 8-10 minutes on each side. Internal temperature will be around 125-130 degrees. Remove from grill and cover with foil. ( the pork will be slightly pink in side!)
Combine cherries, juice, thyme and vinegar in small sauce pan. Reduce sauce on medium heat for 15-18 minutes. Add butter and whisk to combine. Place sauce in blender and puree until smooth.
Slice pork into small medallions and spoon sauce over top. Serve immediately and enjoy!

* Serve with saffron risotto and roasted asparagus















8 comments:

Sara said...

This sounds great! I have some POM in my fridge too, if I can keep my husband out of it for long enough to procure a pork tenderloin, I'll try this :)

Donna-FFW said...

What a fantastic idea to use the POM for. I am still trying to decide. It must have been delicious!

Anonymous said...

The sauce sounds awesome with POM! Great idea!

Joie de vivre said...

How fun! It looks like Pom picked the perfect person to test their product!

Reeni♥ said...

Cherries and POM - what a great idea! It sounds delicious!

Chef E said...

Yum, this I wish I could reach though and eat now, glad we do not have smell-a-vision, or I would be tortured!

I also wanted to make original recipes with my case of POM, but it was quite a few weeks ago I did them!

Jamie said...

Wow! That sauce sounds so good!!

Kim said...

Mmmmm...

Your blog always leaves me drooling!