Date Night Dinner Recipe: Pomegranate Pork Medallions #HeartHealthy

Date night doesn’t have to be expensive or troublesome. Stay in this Valentine’s Day with this simple yet elegant, tasty, restaurant-worthy dish.  Wanting to make something special for the whole family? My kids age 2-6  love this dish as much as we do!

HeartHealthyPomegranatePork This dish only looks complicated!

Date Night Dinner Recipe: Pomegranate Pork Medallions #HeartHealthy
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Mixed Berries w/ Pomegranates (Dole) found in the frozen food section (or equivalent fresh or frozen berries of choice)
  • 1 pound boneless pork tenderloin (sliced into ½-inch thick medallions)
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 cup Pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBSP agave (or honey)
Instructions
  1. Prior to starting, take pork out of refrigerator to rest for 15-30 minutes. Also, puree berries to prepare for sauce. I like to keep the pomegranates whole for presentation so I remove them before pureeing, but you be the judge.
  2. Heat ½ TBSP olive oil over medium-high heat. While warming oil, sprinkle pork with salt/pepper. Cook pork for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Place in oven at 200 degrees to keep warm.
  3. Now add last ½ TBSP oil to pan. Stir in pomegranate juice, stock, agave, and berry puree + pomegrantes. Simmer until the sauce thickens about 8-10 minutes.

Directions:

Prior to starting, take pork out of refrigerator to rest for 15-30 minutes. Also, puree berries to prepare for sauce. I like to keep the pomegranates whole for presentation so I remove them before pureeing, but you be the judge.

1. Heat 1/2 TBSP olive oil over medium-high heat.  While warming oil, sprinkle pork with salt/pepper.  Cook pork for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Place in oven at 200 degrees to keep warm.

2. Now add last 1/2 TBSP oil to pan. Stir in pomegranate juice, stock, agave, and berry puree + pomegrantes.  Simmer until the sauce thickens about 8-10 minutes.

To serve: Plate pork medallions top with Pomegranate sauce. This dish pairs well with a variety of sides such as mashed potatoes or my make-ahead rice pilaf along with choice of vegetable.

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