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Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin

 Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin
Tender cubes of pork are paired with a flavorful sweet-tart pomegranate juice sauce. Add a salad or some steamed veggies to complete the meal. If you are making this during the week, try using a long grain and wild rice mix, which cooks more quickly than wild rice.—Elizabeth Dumont, Boulder, Colorado
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 1-1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 2-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups hot cooked wild rice

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, cornmeal, lemon
  • peel, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add pork, a few pieces at a time,
  • and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet, cook pork in oil for 5-7 minutes on each side or
  • until tender. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, combine the broth, juice, sugar, garlic, ginger,

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Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cayenne and remaining salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into the
  • pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Return pork to the pan and heat through. Serve with rice.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 4 ounces cooked pork with 1/2 cup sauce and 1/2 cup rice equals 374 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 694 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.