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Nov 25, 2011 08:37 PM

Good uses for pomegranites?

What are some good ideas for pomegranites? They are on sale at our coop for what I think is a good price. ($2 each or 3 for $5.)

Samples were put out the other day and they were really good. So it's put me in a pomegranite mood and I'm looking for good ideas for them.

I know they're good in green salads. And the other day I had a weird hankering -- a peanut butter sandwich with pomegranite. Thought the pomegranite would be kind of like jelly but better.

So what else?

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  1. We have a pomegranate tree in our yard, and aside from giving some away to friends, I do the following with them:

    Toppings for yogurt, cereal and polenta
    Ice cream
    Incorporated into cheesecake
    Added into Jell-O
    Adding it to balsamic vinaigrette reduction for things like pork loin or chops

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Wow. I can't imagine having a p tree in my yard! That sounds idyllic!.

    2. Fresh pomegranate juice is very nice. I grew up drinking it fresh, and it feels to me quite different from the stuff you get in bottles - you might disagree. It's especially good with a little pinch of kala namak. You could strain out the crushed pips; I quite enjoy the texture.

      They're a basic component in fruit chaat.

      And they're also good as a garnish for Middle Eastern or Turkish preparations with aubergine and yoghurt.

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      1. re: tavegyl

        I make a salmon dish with the pomegranate juice reduced for the glaze and then sprinkle seeds over the finished dish.

      2. In addition to other ideas, they're also nice on salads.

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        1. re: gardencook

          Ditto - I use some of the juice in the dressing, and mix the seeds into dark leafy greens

        2. A friend recently served a dish of hot cooked wheat berries and chickpeas, with raw pomegranate seeds mixed in at the last minute.
          Much, much more than the sum of its parts.

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          1. re: almond tree

            Mmmmmm. This sounds good. The wheat berries and chickpeas would really contrast with the p seeds.

          2. Chiles en nogada - pomegranate seeds are an essential ingredient.