I hope that everyone is enjoying their long weekend! We are busy with some manual labor projects that I’ll share later this week! We’ve also been enjoying the fabulous weather that has finally encroached on the Pacific Northwest!
I’ll be the first to admit that my time in the kitchen lately has been pretty spotty at best and I haven’t had a lot of great recipes to share because, frankly, I haven’t been trying anything new. But I have a couple of short, quick, and easy pomegranate recipes for you to try!
I served this on top of some pre-cooked turkey breast to amp up an easy meal. I may or may not have licked my plate. I really wouldn’t skip on the Amaretto, though my inspiration recipe called for port. It gave it a wonderful aroma and dimension that is unmatched.
2 T butter
1/2 c chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c Amaretto
2 c chicken broth
1/2 c POM Pomegranate juice
1 T molasses
1 T brown sugar
salt & pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, and sweat the onion and garlic until the onion is tender, about 3 minutes.
Add the amaretto and cook, stirring, until most of it has evaporated.
Add the stock, pomegranate juice, molasses and brown sugar, raise the heat to medium-high, and reduce slowly to a sauce consistency. As the sugars caramelize, the sauce will turn brownish red. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Sweet Braised Greens
This recipe was jacked from my CSA newsletter so I can’t take credit. Also, I’ve made this recipe no less than 4 times over the past 3 weeks but keeps managing to escape my camera. It’s easy, delicious, and uses up a ton of greens that have been running rampant in my CSA bags. Enjoy!
2 T olive oil
1 t chopped ginger
1 T minced garlic
1 lb greens, chopped
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 T brown sugar
1/4 c POM Pomegranate juice
Mix vinegar, sugar, and juice in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large pot, over medium heat, heat oil. Sauté ginger and garlic for one minute, stirring frequently. Stir in greens and stir until soft but not overcooked and limp. Stir in vinegar mixture and simmer for 3 minutes.