Pomegranate


From the Dec. 17, 2010 co-op newsletter, courtesy of Mary Duman:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. pomegranate juice
  • 2 oz. Absolute Citron vodka
  • 1 oz. Cointreau liquor
  • Cup of ice
  • Splash sparkling water (optional)
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)

Directions:

  • Shake and serve in chilled martini glass.
  • Add pomegranate seeds to glass as garnish.

Happy Holidays!

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From the Dec 17, 2010 co-op newsletter, courtesy of Mary Duman:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 t. (packed) grated lemon peel
  • 1 large fresh fennel bulb, trimmed, halved, very thinly sliced
  • 1 Fuji apple, halved, cored, cut into matchstick-size strips
  • 6 cups trimmed arugula leaves
  • 2 mandarin oranges or tangerines, peeled, each cut crosswise into 3 slices
  • Pomegranate seeds

Directions:

  • Whisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl. Season dressing with salt and pepper.
  • Combine fennel and apple in medium bowl; mix in 3 T.¬† dressing.
  • Place arugula in large bowl.
  • Add fennel-apple mixture.
  • Toss, adding more dressing to taste.
  • Divide salad among 6 plates.
  • Garnish each with 1 mandarin orange slice and sprinkle with pomegranate¬† seeds.