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Pork Medallions with Garlic Ginger Pomegranate Sauce October 5, 2009

Filed under: Meat — butteryblog @ 12:32 am
Pigging out.

Pigging out.

Not much to say here except that this dish was really tasty and easy to make. As you might expect, the pomegranate juice (that and packaged pom seeds have become so much easier to find nowadays) is a bit tart, so I added about a tablespoon of sugar at the end, which made it perfect. The fresh cilantro adds just the right amount of freshness. Serve it with rice. The recipe comes from Cooking Light.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chop cilantro

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add pork, seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove pork from bag, reserving marinade. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and flour.

2. Preheat oven to 350°.

3. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Pour reserved marinade over pork. Wrap handle of pan with foil, and bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink). Remove pork from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Cut crosswise into 8 pieces.

4. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch, stirring well with a whisk. Bring marinade to a boil over medium-high heat. Add cornstarch mixture to marinade, cook 1 minute or until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. Serve over pork; sprinkle with cilantro.


♥Lady Butterbuns


4 Responses to “Pork Medallions with Garlic Ginger Pomegranate Sauce”

  1. Bratty Addi Says:

    This sounds delicious! Can I subsitute something other than cornstarch to thicken the sauce?

    • butteryblog Says:

      Flour will probably do the trick too, just make sure it is bubbling for a good minute or two to cook out the flour taste. But honestly, cornstarch is super cheap and lasts forever.

      -Lady B

  2. Amanda Says:

    Sounds muy delicious, lady b! i love pomegranate and pork together. mmmmm 🙂

  3. Daniel Says:

    This is a totally link-worthy recipe! Thanks for sharing. I’m always on the lookout for easy and relatively inexpensive recipes.

    Casual Kitchen

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