Pork with Pomegranate Pan Sauce

  • carolfitz Posted: 12/20/09
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    Great for friends but quick enough for an everyday meal. Seasoned & cooked pork to recipe, wrapped in foil and let rest in warming oven. Sauce took a little while to reduce, then added the accumulated meat juices just prior to serving. Served with garlic mashed potatoes & steamed Brussels sprouts. Very good dinner for the "blizzard of 2009."

  • dotty351 Posted: 01/09/10
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    I really like this, but I made some changes. I used a cup of pomegranate juice and a little less vinegar. I also used honey instead of sugar and added a little cayenne pepper. My husband and I both thought it was very tasty! I will definitely make it again.

  • Saraliza Posted: 01/06/10
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    Fast and fabulous! The whole family (young kids included) loved it.

  • Laurie18 Posted: 01/16/10
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    This was a good recipe but I did take the advice of one the readers and added more pomegranate juice. My pork chops were thick so I covered with a lid and cooked for about 4 minutes per side and had no problem but if I didn't put the lid on it would have taken closer to 10 minutes per side.

  • JasonM Posted: 12/14/09
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    I agree with one of the other reviewers that weight alone is not really a clear indication of the proper cooking time for pork. Other than that, I'd say that the recipe turned out just fine, except that the pan sauce tasted more like balsamic vinegar than pomegranate -- which isn't a BAD thing, I just think the recipe title suggested a different flavor. We'd likely make this again sometime, though I don't think it's all that special.

  • chiefmom Posted: 01/03/10
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    The pomegranate juice in this recipe smelled horrible when cooked in the sauce. My husband called it "rancid." I thought it had potential, but I won't be making this again.

  • nola0107 Posted: 01/12/10
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    This was a good recipe. My husband and I found the sauce a bit overpowering. We weren't familiar with the taste of pomegranate, I must admit. My kids gobbled it up, which is rare, so I will make it again but not regularly. I followed the recipe exactly. Served it with couscous and steamed broccoli.

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 05/01/10
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    These are good but am not crazy about pomegranate juice. Had the juice with the chops and it was okay. Had for lunch the next day without the juice and I think I enjoyed it more. Probably won't bother to make again. Lots of other pork recipes to try.

  • Chiccook Posted: 12/07/09
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    My family and I thought this was a good week night recipe. It was quick and easy to make. I did take the meat out of the pan after searing it on each side for 3 minutes. Then I put the meat back in the pan to reduce with the pomegranate sauce to finish cooking the meat.

  • Saecca Posted: 12/31/09
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    My husband loved the sauce and doused everything on his plate with it. It is a bit tart and sweet and compliments the cumin on the pork. My substitutions were that I used lean pork tenderloins. I served it with the mashed potatoes (from a pouch) with sour cream and chives and frozen green beans dusted with garlic powder. Pretty quick and easy, but nothing spectacular.

  • KPolson Posted: 01/05/10
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    My husband and I both thought this was very good. I made some modifications - used a pork tenderloin instead of chops. Cut into 8 or so pieces and pounded thin. Much better than boneless loin chops which can be dry. For the juice I used a refrigerated Minute Maid pomegranate blueberry juice. Will definitely make it again.

  • tkirkland Posted: 12/15/09
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    This is an outstanding recipe. I ended up cooking the pork for several minutes beyond the recommended time and it came out crispy and juicy. The sauce was amazing, sweet but very subtle and a perfect complement. As for the recommended sides (magazine only) - I also really loved the addition of the sour cream to the mashed potatoes, and the green beans were excellent as well. All in all, an excellent meal.

  • kisssthecook Posted: 11/30/09
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    Pomegranate pan sauce came out perfect, however, pork chops were not done in 6 mins. The authors should give tips on cooking pork chops, the size of pork chops, thin or thik, not just their weight.

  • kbboston Posted: 11/30/09
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    Nice flavors! However: Pork wasn't done with 3 minutes on each side, needed a bit more time. Also sauce didn't thicken even with double the cooking time. If I made this again, I'd brown the chops and finish them off while in the sauce so that the chops would not dry out.

  • lilyruby Posted: 12/21/09
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    Made last night; great recipe, didn't like the sauce, tasted too much of vinegar. Made my own version of mashed potatoes and veggie. My husband hates pork and ate two pieces, so that should tell you something. Will make again!

  • Knickers Posted: 02/28/10
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    My son and husband really like this. Very easy to prepare.

  • laceyhawkins Posted: 02/11/11
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    This is my favorite cooking light recipe! I make it at least once a month. The pork and pan sauce is quick and easy yet elelgant. I always serve with baked sweet potatoes.

  • lewe0013 Posted: 04/03/12
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    This is the second time I have ever cooked meat. It was really easy. My husband and I judge things on if we would crave them, and agreed we would.

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