There are several fruits in this pie, but not in the way you'd expect. First, an egg yolk-and-cornstarch grapefruit custard is made, into which is added a cup of pomegranate seeds. The entire thing is ensconced in a whole-wheat crust, garnished liberally with whipped cream and, of course, more pomegranate seeds.
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This recipe for panna cotta takes a bit of advance planning in order to set the layer of hibiscus gelee and pomegranate over the top of the coconut custard, but is well worth the extra time.
Persimmons lend a seasonal touch to a fall salad with arugula, pomegranate seeds, mint and feta.
Can a classic combination of vermouth and Campari be simulated without alcohol? In this drink, pomegranate juice replicates the acidity, astringency, and caramel sweetness of vermouth
Pomegranates (the pom) and apples (the pomme) are the stars of this sparkling drink.
My only experience eating poppadums has been in Indian restaurants with a couple of chutneys alongside. The crackers have always seemed ethereally light and magically crisp. I never would have thought to serve them at home, or even knew the first thing about preparing them. This dead-simple appetizer recipe from Raghavan Iyer's new cookbook, Indian Cooking Unfolded, takes away that mystique and serves the crackers with an Indian twist on a couple of dips.
A win-win for a make-ahead salad is killing two recipes with one marinade. A simple citrus-soy dressing doubles as a marinade for the steak. If you're new to jicama, and couldn't pick it out of a veggie lineup, it's starchy, sweet and unfailingly crunchy.
This spirit-free cocktail from Rouge Tomate in NYC is a citrusy beta-carotene booster.
Even if you're not so big on beets, chances are you'll be pleasantly surprised by Rouge Tomate's Red Tornado, a delicious mix of pomegranate, citrus, and beet juice.
I like sweet-tart jams, and this marmalade is one of the best I've tried. Tart orange accepts a sweet hug from bright-red pomegranate, and the whole thing is given a nice, boozy kiss from the addition of a touch of tequila.
In line with traditional cranberry sauce, the addition of pomegranate pushes the fruity flavor further without covering up that sweet and tart cranberry flavor you expect with your Thanksgiving dinner.
Todd Thrasher of Restaurant Eve shared this recipe for his "Dexter"-inspired cocktail as a ghoulish option for at-home Halloween entertaining.
This quick and simple pomegranate jelly makes a perfect gift for Valentine's Day. The secret is to use top quality store-bought pomegranate juice. Feel free to experiment with blends like pomegranate-grape or pomegranate-raspberry.
This tasty pomegranate cocktail was created by Todd Thrasher of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, VA as an ode to Thomas Jefferson's love of pomegranates. Pomegranate molasses, bourbon, and Southern Comfort bring real depth to this drink.
As you might imagine, The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meats from husband and wife butchers Joshua and Jessica Applestone is not a very salad-y sort of book. This Warm Lamb Salad with Pomegranate is the exception, bringing together hearty braised lamb shoulder with tart pomegranate, peppery arugula, and salty, creamy feta.
Janna Gur's Stuffed Baby Eggplants and Zucchini in Pomegranate Sauce is the kind of meaty main that you can get into even when the weather isn't cooking-cooperative. Eggplants and zucchini (or all zucchini later in the summer) are hollowed out, stuffed with a mix of ground beef and rice, seared on all sides, and then left to simmer on a bed on tomatoes and onions swimming in a fantastically tart lemon-pomegranate sauce.
Though the bright magenta color of this pomegranate-ginger drink may not appeal to tough guys, the flavor is sophisticated. It's smooth and just lightly spicy from the ginger, sweet from the tangerine, and tart from the lime. With all that fruit, tequila hides in the background a bit, but that doesn't mean you won't feel it. If you ever enjoyed a Tequila Sunrise, you must try this updated version.
There are still weeks of chilly temperatures and rain in the forecast, and a warm drink would sure hit the spot. This alcohol-free concoction has all the soothing spicy flavor without the fuzzy morning after, making it a perfect drink for weeknight sipping by the fire.
This roast chicken recipe from Thomas Keller is easy to make and comes out perfect. Put it on a bed of bacon-y winter greens and drizzle with sweet-and-sour pomegranate jus for an elegant and inexpensive Valentine's Day supper.
When we talked to Gourmet editor in chief Ruth Reichl about the November 2008 issue of the magazine, we asked her what her favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the issue were. This is one of them. Read our interview. More of...