Seasonal Recipe Spotlight: Pomegranates

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This recipe for Guacamole with Pear and Pomegranate Seeds at Epicurious has pears, grapes, a hot bite of chilies, and pomegranate arils, for a tart, crunchy note. This is the very opposite of what I usually like – plain, chunky guacamole with nothing but a little lime and salt. It’s admittedly odd, but the combination of salty, sweet, smooth, chunky, and spicy turns out to be heaven on a chip.

For dinner, I have been wanting to try Cornish Game Hens with Pomegranate Sauce and Toasted Almonds over at Leite’s Culinaria. This calls for pomegranate concentrate, found at Middle Eastern groceries.

And these Cava and Pomegranate Cocktails over at Food & Wine sound just wonderful – simple and delicious. You would probably be able to retrieve enough seeds and juice from one pomegranate to make these.

Happy pomegranate days!

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