When I was a very young girl, living in California, my mother would put a chunk of pomegranate in my lunch box. I can still vividly remember the little hot pink gems of deliciousness snuggled down in a creamy white rind-like membrane. I would eat one seed at a time, savoring their sweet/tart elixir! I loved my bright pink fingers stained by the juice.
We knew how wonderful pomegranates tasted then... but now we know how fabulously good they are for us too!
I went to POM Wonderful web site and had a blast discovering all the YUMMY recipes made with POM. Click HERE to visit the nice people at POM!
A recipe that was very interesting to me was Pomegranate Glazed Cornish Game Hens. What a scrumptious thought... Cornish Game Hens and Pomegranate!!!! Now of course I put my own culinary twist on this recipe. To see the original, click HERE.
StoneGable Pomegranate Glazed Cornish Game Hens have a herbed compound butter rubbed under their skin of it's breast and tiny legs. The birds are stuffed with herbs and shallots and roasted.. A glaze made with Pom Wonderful juice and other aromatic ingredients is brushed over the hens and they are finished under the broiler. Beautiful and delicious.... and my kitchen smelled fabulous! The glaze gives this dish a wonderful sweet/tart full bodied taste and a gorgeous color! Serve it with the extra glaze.
StoneGable Pomegranate Glazed Cornish Game Hens
3-4 Rock Cornish Game Hens
5 TBS. Compound butter- click HERE for recipe
salt and pepper
1 cup Pom Wonderful Pomegranate juice
2 TBS finely chopped shallots
1 twig thyme leaves
1/2 cup good white wine
Pomegranate for garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Wash and pat dry game hens. Slip your index finger between the skin of the hen and the breast meat. Do the same for the top of the drumstick. Rub 1 TBS compound butter between the skin and meat.
Salt and pepper cavity of hens. Add a bunch of fresh parsley, 2 twigs of thyme and a peeled whole shallot to the cavity of the bird.
Tie legs together and put in a roasting pan or baking dish.
Roast for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, make the glaze. Pour 1 cup of Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice into a saucepan. Add wine, shallots and thyme. Simmer until the liquid reduces to 1/2 cup.
To release arils from the pomegranate, cut a large X in the bottom of the pomegranate. Submerge it in a bowl of cold water and pull apart under water. The arils will sink to the bottom of the bowl.
When hens have roasted for 1 hour, baste them liberally with the pomegranate glaze and return to the oven for 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and glaze a second time. Heat broiler on low. Put hens under broiler and broil until browned. Keep a watchful eye so hens don't burn.
Plate. Add herbs and pomegranate arils and pieces. Serve the extra glaze or pan juices on the side.
I hope you give this a try! It is company worthy and very easy... and so so YUMMY!
I am participating in Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum.
Tomorrow's goal was to have your Menu and Guest List finished.
Begin writing or copying your recipes and putting them into your notebook. I know this seems like extra work, but everything will be in one place. I can't tell you the time I have wasted and frustration I felt because I misplaced a recipe! I never worry about that now!
As you copy your recipes, write your grocery list.