Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce
Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 4 servings with 1214 calories, 188g of protein, and 42g of fat each. This recipe covers 52% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have ground cumin, cornstarch, pork tenderloins, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the cornstarch you could follow this main course with the Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding as a dessert. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet.
Stir together cumin, coriander, pepper, cinnamon, and salt in a shallow bowl. Pat tenderloins dry and dredge in spice mixture until evenly coated.
Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Reduce heat to moderate and cook pork, turning occasionally, until meat is browned on all sides and thermometer inserted diagonally into center of each tenderloin registers 145°F, 20 to 25 minutes.
Transfer pork with tongs to a cutting board (reserve skillet) and let stand 10 minutes.
While pork stands, pour off and discard any fat from skillet, then add pomegranate juice to skillet and boil over moderately high heat until reduced to about 2/3 cup, about 3 minutes (if side of skillet begins to scorch, reduce heat to moderate). Stir together cornstarch and water and whisk into juice, then boil sauce until thickened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add Sherry vinegar to taste, then swirl in butter until incorporated.
Pour sauce through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and skim off any fat. Season with salt. Slice pork and serve with sauce.
Per serving: 310 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 10g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 36g protein
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Recommended wine: Malbec, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese
Pork Tenderloin on the menu? Try pairing with Malbec, Pinot Noir, and Sangiovese. Pinot noir's light body is great for lean cuts, medium bodied sangiovese complement meaty sauces, stews, and other multi-ingredient dishes, and full-bodied tannic malbec pairs with fatty cuts and barbecue. You could try Rutini Coleccion Cabernet-Malbec. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 23 dollars per bottle.
Rutini Coleccion Cabernet-MalbecDeep ruby red. Duo of varietals of French origin results in harmo- nious and balanced red: Cabernet Sauvignon delivers its full-bod- ied character, and Malbec lends nuance to the blend with soft and sweet tannins, enhancing a unique combination of fruity flavours and aromas.