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How To Open A Pomegranate http://steamykitchen.com/1758-how-to-open-a-pomegranate.html http://steamykitchen.com/1758-how-to-open-a-pomegranate.html#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:28:33 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=1758 (click on above photo for a slideshow of 7 photos on how to open a pomegranate) Pomegranate is one of the messiest fruits in the world! The ruby red juice stains anything and everything it comes in contact with. Mom used to make all of us wear our rattiest, nastiest shirts when we had pomegranates because after eating, we’d just ...

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How To Open A Pomegranate

(click on above photo for a slideshow of 7 photos on how to open a pomegranate)

Pomegranate is one of the messiest fruits in the world! The ruby red juice stains anything and everything it comes in contact with.

Mom used to make all of us wear our rattiest, nastiest shirts when we had pomegranates because after eating, we’d just throw our shirts away. A few times when we didn’t have an old shirt to spare so we donned those silly lobster bibs that we grabbed from a restaurant.

But there is a MUCH easier way to open a pomegranate with zero squiring mess. Really, there is! I was recently on both CBS and ABC in the Tampa, Florida area demonstrating the trick to opening and extracting the jewels without having to repaint your walls red…come see the video¬† and 2 recipes – (video starts automatically after the jump)

Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate & Prosciutto Salad

Serves 4

4 ounces ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
1 cup walnut halves
1/4 cup brown sugar
Pinch salt
4 handfuls of baby greens
4 ounces gorgonzola cheese
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
Store-bought pomegranate salad dressing

Place the prosciutto slices on a baking sheet and broil for 3-4 minutes until crisp. Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the walnut halves and toast the walnuts for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle the brown sugar and salt on top and stir. The brown sugar will begin to melt and the walnuts will get a bit sticky. Once the brown sugar has all melted, remove from heat and place the walnuts on a plate to cool.

Assemble salad with baby greens, gorgonzola cheese, pomegranate seeds, walnuts and the crispy prosciutto. Toss with the pomegranate dressing.

Pama Pomegranate Liqueur

Here’s my latest obession – Pama Pomegranate Liqueur – it’s the absolute perfect sweet/tart taste and made from all natural pomegranate juice. I use it to deglaze my pan in place of wine when cooking chicken or pork chops.

PamaPama

photos courtesy of Pama Liqueur

Pama and Soda

2 ounces Pama pomegranate liqueur
club soda (or ginger ale)
lime wedge or lemon peel spiral for garnish

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Gorgonzola Stuffed Hamburgers http://steamykitchen.com/51-gorzonzola-stuffed-hamburgers-recipe.html http://steamykitchen.com/51-gorzonzola-stuffed-hamburgers-recipe.html#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2007 14:53:03 +0000 http://s198136598.onlinehome.us/blog/2007/03/25/gorzonzola-stuffed-hamburgers/ (a.k.a "The best damn burgers you'll ever have") Once you taste these burgers, you'll never order from a restaurant again. Once you serve these burgers, your friends and family will never want any other kind! Hamburgers are so easy to make, but there are a few secrets that make this the best burger ever....

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Gorgonzola Stuffed Hamburgers Recipe

(a.k.a “The best damn burgers you’ll ever have”) Once you taste these burgers, you’ll never order from a restaurant again. Once you serve these burgers, your friends and family will never want any other kind! Hamburgers are so easy to make, but there are a few secrets that make this the best burger ever.

Secret #1 – The Meat Use 20% fat ground chuck. I get my meat from Sweetbay, a local supermarket. They ground their own ground chuck from scraps of tenderloin, strip, chuck, etc. This makes such a difference – the meat is amazing! You can use 15% fat, but it won’t be as flavorful. There aren’t very many dishes or ingredients that I suggest throwing away your diet for (hamburgers are one, and coconut milk is another) but since we don’t have burgers that often, I vote for eating the full-on real thing.

Secret #2 – The Cheese My family is addicted to cheese. My 2 and 3 year old know the difference between “Kraft” cheese and the “-‘spensive cheese” Countless times when we have a cheese platter loaded with different cheeses from the Cheesemonger, apples, french bread and grapes, I try to swap the cheaper supermarket cheese and give that to the boys. Nope. They are definite cheese snobs. Which brings me back to what type of cheese to use. Sure, I could go to the supermarket and pick up a tub of Gorgonzola. But I believe the cheese that comes in plastic tubs end up tasting like the plastic tubs. Last week, a trip to Whole Foods yielded a creamy dreamy chunk of Castello Blue. It is a triple-cream blue with dark blue vein, rich and buttery. Usually, I choose a pungent, strong Gorgonzola, but I really wanted to try the Castello Blue that I had on hand. Break up the cheese into small chunks to stuff in the burgers.

Secret #3 There are times when I don’t have blue cheese on hand, or I have guests who don’t like blue cheese. OR, there are times when I really want to splurge and make the most luxurious burger in the world and include this secret ingredient WITH the blue cheese. The secret is herb-garlic-butter. Basically, I take softened butter, minced garlic and any herbs like basil or parsley. Mix it all together and refrigerate until hardened. Cut into small chunks and stuff into the burgers.

Secret #4 Take extra care to shape the burger. Grilling makes the burger shrink in diameter and puff up – so I try to make the burger as thin as possible. But here’s the catch – make sure that the ground beef covers whatever you use to stuff the burger with. If you leave unexposed areas, the stuffing just oozes out, and your $20 a pound blue cheese ends up dripping down between the grill grates. I also serve the burgers with carmelized onions & sauteed mushrooms. YUM!

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