November 20, 2011

Gifts of the Season- Melograno

I have always been fascinated by pomegrantes ,melograno in Italian. When in season, the trees look as if they have been decorated for an early Christmas, hanging on the thin branches like decorations along with the persimmon trees.


Pomegranates seeds,arils, which glisten and look like tiny rubies, are one of my favorite ingredients in winter salads. 




Cut open the pomegranate in a bowl of water and it is easy to release the arils from the white membrane.  In the bowl pictured above are the arils from one pomegranate. 


In winter I adore making rich salads with the incredible variety of greens and wild radicchio when available. Today's salad had mandarin orange segments, apple and the pomegranate arils. Dressed lightly with new extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and cherry balsamic vinegar.






This is just the beginning of winter salad season, orange and fennel is another favorite which I will post soon. I learned a new twist on my last trip to Sicily, which I can't wait to share.


Tuesday I leave for a research trip to Puglia where i will be enjoying Thanksgiving with some new friends. Stay tuned for updates.


With the remaining two pomegrantes I think I will make juice and then reduce to a syrup for sauce.



10 comments:

  1. I love it Judy :)

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  2. Research group in Puglia? I think I understand! Hehe! I would like to do a little research there myself! :) V

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  3. I adore Puglia, have been 5 times and always learn something new each time.

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  4. I adore persimmons and pomegranates. I love winter salads, and am looking forward to the orange one. I wouldn't mind a little research in any part of Italy! :) xo

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  5. I love pomegranates. We had a tree in our garden in Rome and couldn't ever use all of them. We usually gave most of them away to friends. Now they set up me back something like $4 a pop in the supermarket...

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  6. pomegranate is the one of my favourate fruit and I like the way of using pomegranate in food recipe as different ways.

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  7. beautiful post, Judy. Thank you and buon viaggio.

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  8. Seated just prevents from Rittenhouse Rectangle, Melograno is a convivial trattoria and BYOB where visitors can appreciate genuine French work out, artfully ready by Roman-born Cooking Gianluca Demontis.

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