March 15, 2009

Pomegranate Glazed Pork Chops

A few days ago I received a case of POM Wonderful to try and after drinking a couple of glasses of the jewel toned juice on it's own, I decided it would pair perfectly with the pork chops I had sitting in my refrigerator. What I came up with isn't fancy or fussy to make... but it turned out absolutely delicious and will definitely become a regular dish at our house. The Honey and the kids loved them! And it was so simple that it would make a great weeknight dinner too.

4-6 Boneless Pork Chops
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
8 oz 100% Pomegranate Juice
Juice and Zest of 1 Orange
2 Cloves Chopped Garlic
1/2 Tablespoon Ground Rosemary
3-4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar (How sweet do you want it? Use less or more to taste)
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add pork chops and brown well on both sides. Add pomegranate juice, orange juice and zest, garlic, rosemary, and brown sugar to skillet and stir to combine. Lower heat to medium and allow pork chops to simmer until the sauce has reduced and thickened and the pork chops are cooked throughly (160-170*F) This should take no longer than 30 minutes. Serve pork chops immediately with a drizzle of sauce. Serves 4-6


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  2. Pork and pomegranate is a great combination, I make a braised pork shoulder with pomegranate juice and quince that's fabulous!

  3. I made a pom glaze for a tenderloin a while back and it was amazing! I'll bet that was a fabulous dinner!

  4. I have some POM to use up, these sound great! I love it with the orange.

  5. What a great idea! I still have some of my Pom Wonderful samples so I should definitely try this glaze!

  6. Looks great! I'm always looking for new ways with pork chops!

  7. Great idea! We have pork chops from time to time, and this seems like a perfect way to make them.

  8. What a unique way to use this. It looks so delicious, what a pretty sauce!

  9. That looks really good! I gave up making boneless porkchops a while ago: I alwasys killed them :)

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  10. Looks like a great marinade for pork chops!!!

  11. Aaaaaah! You know how I love pork chops. This looks amazing! Yum. :D


  12. Love this idea! It`s unique and simple. I`m pretty sure my husband would eat it, too . . . he`s the pickiest eater in our house. ;)

  13. Another great use for pomegranate juice! Pork is the perfect combination!

  14. Those look really good. You know, I never accepted that case that they offered me because I couldn't imagine what I would do with all of that juice!! Maybe I should have gotten some :)

  15. What a wonderful idea! I have some pork chops that I need to use up, so this is timely!

  16. Coleen's Recipes... thank you so much! that was so sweet of you :)

    Sara ... thanks! Ohh... I'll bet that shoulder is delicious!

    Mara @ What's For Dinner?... thanks! it was soo good :)

    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" ... I think it worked really well... love POM!

    5 Star Foodie... it was really nice, I hope you like it if you try :) Thank you!

    HoneyB ... thank you! :)

    Patsyk... we really enjoyed it so much :) thanks for stopping by :)

    Donna-FFW... thanks! it was very nice :)

    Olga... thank you sweetie :)

    Judy@nofearentertaining... thanks hon! it was yummy :)

    The Hungry Mouse ... come on over... I'll make you some! :) thanks!

    Gourmet Mama.... my son is a picky picky eater... and he loved these :) thanks for visiting!

    Hugging the Coast... thank you! :)

    Shannon... they were so good! OMG you need to try some! *hugs*

    RecipeGirl ... you should! I have been having a blast working with it :) Thanks for saying hi :)

    Giff... why thank you kind Sir :)

    fireflyzephyr ... wonderful! enjoy! and thanks for coming by!

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  18. Gotta love POM! Thanks for sharing! I will have to try this soon!

  19. This looks really tasteful! I like so much pork.

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  21. What a great combination! The pomegranate is a great glaze for chicken as well.

  22. I made this last night, and we all loved it! Thanks for sharing!

  23. The color on the glaze looks great and oranges seem the perfect complement.

  24. tat2whttrsh.... I have not tried my own, I will have to try your recipe soon! Thank you for letting me know about it :)

    finsmom... Thank you for visiting! :)

    Talita... Thank you :)

    mom2boys... So glad you enjoyed the giveaway! I will have to check yours out as well :) Thanks!

    Jo ... I'll bet it would be great with chicken! Thank you :)

    Cynthia ... Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!"... Thank you for letting me know how you liked it... Your version looks lovely! :)

    Jude... Thank you so much! It was truly delicious :)

  25. You put that bottle to good use, that recipe looks just delicious.

  26. Oooh I think I may have to make this for dinner! It looks delish and I also received a case and need some ideas for using it all!

  27. This looks wonderful and I voted for it! Good Luck with FoodieView.

  28. Those look really tasty. I had a recipe to try that was made with pommegranate juice and I had none (and I didn't feel like a trip to town) so I used some cranberries-made them tender and yummy, so want to try it with the juice next!

  29. Diana H... thank you so much :)

    Half Baked ... thanks! it was really good :)

    Brenda Campbell... thank you so so much :)

    tamilyn... thank sounds great too! Yum! Thank you!

  30. I cooked this tonight and it was super good! Mine didn't look as pretty as yours but tasted fantastic! Will add this recipe to my favorites. Thanks!

  31. @Sarah... thank you and so glad you enjoyed!

  32. can someone say how much is juice and zest of one orange?


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