Last Saturday I was pleasantly surprised to receive a package from POM Wonderful, the people behind the pomegranate juice. You see, growing up in Russia, I absolutely loved eating pomegranates, but it wasn't till my family moved to the USA that I tried pomegranate juice. I was smitten. In the past, my favorites were the original pomegranate juice and the cherry one. I am definitely not a fan of the blueberry variety or the coffee one.
This time, POM Wonderful sent me six bottles of Pomegranate Cranberry juice that is not even out in the market yet! Yes, I feel very special! The combination of cranberries and pomegranates, both of which are sweet and tart, is absolutely amazing. It makes me think of Fall, Thanksgiving, and I know I'm doing something good for my health while drinking this delicious juice.
1 pork tenderloin
4 shallots, peeled, quartered (or use a large red onion)
1 cup POM cranberry juice (or cherry or plain)
1 teaspoon dry thyme
a few pinches of cayenne
4 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced on a diagonal
1. In a bowl combine pork tenderloin, shallots, POM juice, thyme, black pepper and cayenne. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
8. Strain the marinade and add it to the pan. Rapidly boil the marinade until it becomes syrupy.