Maheswari frim http://publishtoday.blogspot.com/ began A Fruit A Month blogging event. This month the host is SRA from http://whenmysoupcamealive.blogspot.com/ who chose pomegranate as this months fruit.
In Judiasm the Poemgranate is one of the seven fruits and barleys that Israel was blessed with. In the bible, the spies that Moses sent into Canaan returned with grapes, pomegranates and figs - thus emphasizing the riches of the country. Pomegranates are a symbol of the upcoming spring.
During the Jewish new year feast it is customary to eat the pomegranate as a symbol since the pomegranate is so rich in seeds.
The pomegranate is a long lasting fruit. It can be picked in season and kept in the regrigerator for a very long time - the fruit only gets sweeter and redder.
Chicken with pomegranate and wine
2-3 chicken thighs
1q4 cup olive oil
3-4 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup white wine
salt and pepper
juice from 1 large pomegranate
pomegranate seeds for garnish
Preheat oven to high.
Place chicken thighs in pan (I used small pyrex).
Mix together olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper.
Cook in oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile mix together the wine and pomegranate juice. Pour over chicken and cook for another 20-25 minutes until chicken is brown and crisp.
Garnish with ruby pomegranate seeds.