Pork Medallions with Grapes and Pomegranate Sauce

Some guy just asked me if my dog was a pomegranate.  I said “Umm no that would be a fruit”.  Chanel Dudley

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A few simple ingredients turn a pork tenderloin into a fast and fabulous dish slightly adapted from  Jacques Pepin ~ More Fast Food My Way.   While I have his book, there is a wonderful site with videos worth looking at if you would like a mini cooking lesson, thank you Jacques.

http://www.kqed.org/w/morefastfoodmyway/episode219.html

I served a side of fresh sugar snap peas, blanched or steamed briefly, seasoned with salt and pepper then sautéed in a little butter.  I have finally used the steam option for the microwave so I steamed the peas before sautéing.

4 servings

  • 1 large pork tenderloin (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock, homemade, or low-salt canned chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 cup small green seedless grapes
  • 3 tablespoons dried cherries or cranberries ( had both plus dried pomegrante infused cranberries)
  • 1/4 cup shredded arugula (also suggests freshly chopped chives or parsley)

Trim the pork tenderloin of most of the fat and silverskin and cut it crosswise into 1-inch-thick medallions.

Preheat the oven to its lowest setting. Heat the butter and oil in a large, heavy skillet. Sprinkle the medallions with the salt and pepper. Arrange the medallions in a single layer in the skillet and cook them over high heat for about 2 1/2 minutes on each side, or until lightly pink inside. Transfer the medallions to a plate and keep warm in the oven.

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Add the pomegranate juice and chicken stock to the skillet, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the ketchup, grapes, and cherries or cranberries and mix well. Boil for about 1 minute, or until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened.

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Arrange the medallions on four warm plates, coat with the sauce and grapes, and sprinkle with the shredded arugula. Serve.

Favorite products of the day 1 cup recipe ready chicken broth and Craisins brand dried fruit, Craisins original, dried cranberries and pomegranate juice infused cranberries.

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http://www.oceanspray.com/Products/Craisins%C2%AE-Dried-Cranberries/Original-Dried-Cranberries-(1).aspx