Two salads in a row, it must be summer!
I received some POM Wonderful juice recently and I thought it would be great in a salad. I love pomegranates, but they just aren't around much of the year. And when they are they can be very expensive! This juice could add that great pomegranate flavor to a lot of dishes. The juice alone is good, but a little tart for me. It would probably be very good mixed with ginger ale, or maybe another sweeter juice.
I wanted to make a sauce to brush over grilled chicken and a dressing for the salad that the chicken went into. The sauce turned out great - sweet and fragrant with a touch of rosemary and thick enough to brush on the chicken like bbq sauce. One warning - because of the sugar in the sauce the grill can get a little smokey when you brush it on, leading to watery eyes!
POM Glazed Chicken
For the glaze:
8 oz POM Wonderful Pomegranate
2 Tlbs sugar
1 tsp dried rosemary (a little more if using fresh)
Stir all ingredients into a saucepan on medium-high heat. Let the liquid come to a boil, then turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer until the glaze is thick and glossy (about 15 minutes).
Grill the chicken (I used boneless, skinless breasts) until it is almost done. Brush the glaze onto one side of the chicken, turn and the brush it on the other side. Grill on each side for an additional minute.
After taking the chicken off the grill, pour any additional glaze onto the chicken. Let it cool for a few minutes and then cut into bite sized chunks for the salad.
(makes enough for 2 salads)
2 tsp POM Wonderful juice (taken out before pouring the rest of the 8 oz into saucepan for the glaze)
1 Tbls Balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp honey
pinch of salt
extra virgin olive oil
Mix together the POM juice, vinegar, honey and salt. Wisk in olive oil to taste - usually there is a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to oil, but I like it tangier so I use less.