Monday, February 01, 2010

Oh The Wonderful Things You Can Eat With POM Wonderful - What A TREAT!!!!


I love to cook and I love recipes that utilize simple foods with simple ingredients done in a simple way.  When I received an email from the people at Pom Wonderful  products asking me to try POM in some new recipes from their website I was excited!

While looking at the website to find some yummy recipes to try I was impressed with the details of the history and health benefits of Pomegranates. Check out this information from the POM website:
"For centuries, the pomegranate has been valued as a symbol of health and has been the centerpiece of many traditional folk medicine practices. Learn more about the History & Culture of the pomegranate. In 1998, POM initiated modern medical research to understand the health benefits of the Wonderful variety of pomegranates. To date, we’ve invested $32 million. This research has involved a number of top scientists from leading universities around the world, including a Nobel Laureate. So far, 47 total studies, including 14 clinical studies, have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Primary research areas have included prostate, cardiovascular, and erectile function as well as antioxidant composition and safety/bioavailability. Preliminary results have been encouraging and many additional research studies are in progress. Learn more about POM's published studies"

Although many of the recipes looked really interesting, I chose the Steak recipe below to try: I used the POM Wonderful juice in the recipe and not fresh pomegranates.

POM and Red Wine-Sauced Steak

Time to Table: 15 Minutes Prep, 11 - 15 Minutes Cooking.
Makes: 4 Servings.


  • Juice from 2 large POM Wonderful Pomegranates,* or 2/3 cup POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • 3 cloves minced garlic, or 1 1/2 teaspoons pre-minced garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 rib-eye steaks, cut 3/4-inch thick and trimmed of fat
  • Garnish (optional):
  • 1/4 cup arils from 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate


  • 1. Prepare garnish - Score 1 fresh pomegranate and place in a bowl of water. Break open the pomegranate underwater to free the arils (seed sacs). The arils will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top. Sieve and put the arils in a separate bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of arils from fruit and set aside. (Refrigerate or freeze remaining arils for another use.)
  • 2. Prepare fresh pomegranate juice.*
  • 3. Preheat broiler. Oil the rack of a broiler pan.
  • 4. Place oil in a medium saucepan and heat until hot. Saut garlic in hot oil for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • 5. Stir in the pomegranate juice, wine, water, cornstarch, seasonings and molasses. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • 6. Pour mixture into a sauceboat.
  • 7. Arrange steaks on prepared broiler pan; broil 3 inches from heat for 4 minutes. Turn steaks; broil 2 minutes.
  • 8. Brush steaks generously with sauce; broil 2 minutes more for medium-rare, or longer for desired doneness.
  • 9. Arrange steaks on platter; garnish with reserved arils. Pass remaining sauce with meat for dipping.


*For 1 cup of juice, cut 2-3 large POM Wonderful Pomegranates in half and juice them with a citrus reamer or juicer. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. Set the juice aside.

Nutrients Per Serving (8.9 oz.): 435 calories, 37g protein, 19g carbohydrate, 22g total fat (7g saturated), 104mg cholesterol, 385mg sodium, 7mg niacin (B3), .6mg vitamin B6, 4mcg vitamin B12, 9mg zinc, 30mcg selenium, .6mg manganese. 
Isn't it yummy?  And was soooo easy to make!  Go play around on the POM Wonderful website and leave me a comment with what recipe you tried!!

Note: POM send me product to try in order to do this review.  No other compensation was provided.  It was my choice to do the review and the post is entirely from my own point of view.

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