Mustard Pomegranate Pork


Serves 4

• 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
• 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
• 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
• 1 teaspoon orange zest
• 1 dash cayenne pepper
• 1 (1 1/2 pound) pork tenderloin
• 4 tablespoons pomegranate seeds


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 or in a container with a lid. 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 or wipe with a little olive oil. 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 the 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. 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.