Mustard Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin Recipe -
Mustard Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Mustard Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin

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"A new use for pomegranate juice! Try using fresh pomegranates, de-seeding them, and whirling the arils in a small food processor, and then straining to remove the pith. Fresh pomegranate juice is sweeter than the store-bought in a bottle."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. In a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine pomegranate juice, orange juice, mustard, honey, garlic, orange zest, and cayenne pepper. Tighten lid, and shake until everything is mixed well. Pour over pork tenderloin in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal bag, and refrigerate for at least one hour and up to 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a large roasting pan with cooking spray. Remove tenderloin from marinade, reserving the marinade. Place meat in roasting pan, and arrange pan on center rack in oven.
  3. Pour marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and reduce volume by half. Remove from heat. Place 1/2 of liquid in a cup for basting, and reserve to use as a sauce.
  4. Roast tenderloin in oven for 30 to 40 minutes, basting lightly with reduced marinade until internal temperature is 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) when measured in the thickest part of the tenderloin. Remove tenderloin from oven, cover with foil, and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Serve each portion with reserved sauce drizzled over top, and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 08, 2007

Very tasty! I doubled the marinade and saved half to cook down rather than using what had been marinading on the pork. I also cut the tenderloin down the middle in a "butterfly" fashion so it could absorb more flavor. All in all a great flavor combo. I served with rice and winter squash. YUM!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 05, 2010

It was good -- I would make it again -- but it wasn't so good that I feel an urgency to make it again soon.

Apr 08, 2011

Linda W. is a FANTASTIC cook. This is the 2nd of her recipes I've tried & I cannot wait to try her others. The first one I tried was "Rosemary Chicken with Orange-Maple Glaze". Both are outstanding. For this recipe, I used Linda's recipe more as an inspiration for a chicken dish. I used two boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of pork. I DID NOT marinate the chicken. I simply sprinkled each breast with kosher salt, black pepper and Red Robin seasoning (which is basically a season salt). I cooked the breasts about 7 minutes on each side in some olive oil. Meanwhile I doubled the sauce recipe. I used pomegranate juice (the stuff in the curvy small bottle at the grocery). I did not use an actual pomegranate at any point. After I cooked the chicken breasts on each side for 7 minutes, I poured the sauce over the chicken & quickly scraped up the bits of chicken and flavors from the bottom of the pan. I put a lid on the pan and simmered for 15 minutes. Then I removed the chicken to a plate, added a tablespoon of butter to the sauce and about a tablespoon of brown sugar (the pomegranate juice is pretty tart & the honey wasn't enough to overcome it). I simmered the sauce for 1 more minute then spooned it over the chicken breasts, brown rice & peas. This was excellent and a really nice change of pace for chicken. Thanks again Linda for the recipe inspiration. I look forward to trying your other recipes!

Nov 10, 2010

I used chicken instead of pork and pan fried it but followed everything else the same. The flavor was amazing. The only thing I would do different next time is to double the sauce to pour over mashed potatoes.

Oct 26, 2010

This turned out pretty well, but I think it would have been even better if I had marinated it for the full amount of time (my fault). Also, it took an extra 10 minutes or so to fully cook on the inside. The sauce had a really nice sweet/spicy flavor that was a great complement to the pork.

Nov 24, 2009

this turned out to be an amazingly elegant birthday dinner for my husband, and it really only took about an hour to prepare (even though it looked as if i had spent hours slaving in the kitchen). i used a pork loin and roasted it whole using a meat thermometer so as not to overcook. i asked the butcher not to remove all of the fat from the roast so as to keep the meat juicy and tender. i scored the fat in a crisscross pattern so it looked beatiful served at the dinner table. i served it with steamed broccoli and grilled red potatoes, halved. i saved some of the pomegranate arils whole for garnish and used some orange slices on the serving platter. Wow! all my guests asked for seconds. this is a keeper!

Mar 29, 2011

I really liked this pork tenderloin. I did add some rosemary to it because I like it and it goes well with mustard and orange. The only problem I had was the meat came out of the oven looking a little anemic. If I choose this marinade again then I'd definitely brown the meat first, or grill it, and then fiish it in the oven.

Feb 15, 2012

This is an excellent dish. I as some reviewers have noted doubled the marinade recipe and made sauce out of the reserved portion. I made this with pork tenderloin. butterflied boneless/skinless chicken breasts and thighs and it was fantastic. Served with wild brown rice and garlic roasted asparagus. Yummmmy


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  • Calories
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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