The team at POM was generous enough to send me some of the new POM Wonderful POM POMs Fresh Arils to try out. What’s great about this POM product is that it saves you the hassle of having to seed a pomegranate yourself.
The POM POMs can be used on yogurt, granola, a salad. There are many ways to use the arils, but I chose to use them to make a Pomegranate-Glazed Pork Roast. The acidity of the pomegranate juice and arils really went well with the fattiness of the pork.
- 6-8 pound pork roast (tenderloin or crown roast)
- 1 cup POM POMs Fresh Arils
- 2 cups POM pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 TBSP Creole (or dijon) mustard
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Prep the pork roast by seasoning with salt and pepper and placing in a roasting pan.
- To make pomegranate glaze, combine pomegranate juice, sugar and mustard in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk together all ingredients. Boil until roughly 1/2 cup of liquid remains. Then set aside to cool and thicken.
- Drizzle 1/4 of the glaze over the pork roast and place the roast in the oven. Glaze the roast two more times during roasting. Make sure some glaze remains.
- Cook until pork temperature registers between 145F to 160F. Remove from oven to rest.
- After resting, cut roast into slices, drizzle with remaining glaze and garnish each portion with POM POMs arils.
This was a dish I made for Christmas, but it’s a great meal for a dinner party. The pomegranate and pork work really well together, especially with the added kick of the Creole mustard.
Using the POM POMs arils will give the dish a little crunch and another nice pop of flavor. For more POM product recipes, you can visit the POM recipes page. To learn more about POM POMS Fresh Arils, visit the POM product page.