Category: Serious Foodie Pomegranate Sauce

Turkish Pomegranate, Eggplant, and Lentils

This is a great, simple, tasty recipe from Turkey that takes a little bit of time to cook, but is well worth the time – full of flavor, satisfying, and vegan.  To keep the textures and flavors of the vegetables distinct, it’s important that you layer the eggplant in a pot with tomatoes, lentils, chopped onions and garlic, then slowly cooks it, covered, without stirring. This dish is best when made ahead and allowed to mellow for at least a few hours. Print Recipe Turkish Pomegranate, Eggplant, and Lentils 1/4 teaspoon Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course Vegetarian Cuisine Mediterranean Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 2 hours Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients 1/2 cup red lentils2/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil1 medium yellow onion finely diced4 cloves garlic medium sized, finely minced2 medium tomatoes chopped2 medium green peppers, such as Anaheims stemmed, seeded and coarsely chopped 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper Optional1/2 cup Serious Foodie Pomegranate Grill SauceSeeds from 1 pomegranate Optional Course Vegetarian Cuisine Mediterranean Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 2 hours Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients 1/2 cup red lentils2/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil1 medium yellow onion finely diced4 cloves garlic medium […]

Pomegranate Gravy

Why use the same old turkey/chicken gravy when you can use this easy, quick recipe for a fun change.  This gravy works well with simple roasted poultry, or with pomegranate-glazed chicken. Pomegranate Gravy Author: Pomegranate Gravy Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 1 hour Serves: Serves 4-6 You can use either store-bought or home-made stock. Home-made turkey stock is the best way to go, but requires a lot more work. Ingredients 1 small carrot, peeled and rough chopped 1 rib celery, rough chopped 1 medium onion, rough chopped 3 tablespoons unsalted butter Pan juices from turkey 3 cups hot turkey stock (or chicken stock) 1 cup Serious Foodie Pomegranate Grill Sauce and Marinade 1 bay leaf 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Salt & Pepper to taste Instructions In food processor, pulse carrot until broken into small pieces Heat butter in large saucepan over medium heat. When foaming subsides, add vegetables and cook for about 7 minutes. Stir in flour and cook until thoroughly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Whisking constantly, gradually add in the broth and the pomegranate sauce. Bring to a slow boil, skimming off any foam that forms on the surface. Reduce the heat, […]

Thanksgiving Dinner – Serious Foodie Style

We are starting the busy holiday season, so we wanted to give you a few recipes to make your preparations for your gourmet Thanksgiving meal a bit easier.  These simple, healthy recipes will put an elegant touch to any meal – but especially for Thanksgiving. Let’s start with The Bird… Our favorite method for turkey is using the spatchcock method – which is very similar to butterflied poultry.  We use a dry-rub marinade (suggestions:  Serious Foodie Bourbon Rub, Tex-Mex, or Harissa – click HERE to order), and bast with a flavorful marinade-type sauce (suggestions:  Serious Foodie Pomegranate Grill Sauce and Marinade, or Korean Grill Sauce for a more exotic flavor).  It is then very easy to either roast or grill – and we prefer the later.  And the method works well with chicken, also. Check out the full article HERE on how to do spatchcocked turkey, including a video. The Gravy We have used, many times, a beer-based gravy which is complex and delicious – and very simple to make (click HERE to see the recipe). If you want to use the Serious Foodie Pomegranate Sauce as the base – which would go along with a pomegranate glazed bird – click […]

Pork Spare Ribs with Pomegranate Glaze

There are more recipes for making ribs than hot sauce brands.  Folks have fights over dry rubs, wet rubs, mop sauces, finishing sauces, to smoke or not to smoke, etc.....but all we wanted were tasty ribs without baby-sitting a smoldering fire all day.  We know this is a sacrilege to the pit masters, but if we want authentic slow smoked ribs, there are plenty of places to get take-out without wasting all day. We've tried many variations on fuss-free ribs, especially if we need to make a bunch of other food for a party/tailgate.   The cooking science was all essentially the same - a slow cooking method with a bit of acid (vinegar, lemon, lime) and salt was needed to break down the tough connective tissue.  Flavor can be infused before, during, and after slow cooking. We used a braising step followed by a grilling step to get the right texture, and maximize flavor, featuring two of our favorite ingredients: beer and the Serious Foodie gourmet sauces. If you want a bit of extra flavor, you can dry-rub the ribs (Serious Foodie Kentucky Bourbon Rub was our favorite), wrap in plastic, and refrigerate overnight. We also tried a pressure cooker [...]

Turn the Beet Around: Simple, Tasty, Healthy Quinoa Salad with Beets & Oranges

Photo Courtesy of Eating Well We are always for raising our game when it comes to healthy eating - and two of our favorite components are beets and quinoa.  There is a ton of nutrition and flavor in both of these, and this simple salad (which can also serve as a meatless main course) has it all.  We found the original recipe and picture on the EatingWell website (click HERE for the original recipe), and we were inspired to put our own spin on the dish.  We suggest using red beets, but try this recipe with the sweeter, and less earthy, golden beets.  You might also like using blood oranges with the golden beets for some interesting color and texture. Simple, Tasty, Healthy Quinoa Salad with Beets & Oranges Recipe Type: Vegetarian Cuisine: Fusion Mediterranean Author: Mr. Serious Foodie, via EatingWell Magazine Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 20 mins Serves: Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 3 medium beets (about 1¼ pounds) 2 cups vegetable broth 1½ cups water 2 cups red quinoa (see Tips) ½ teaspoon salt 2 medium oranges 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons Serious Foodie Pomegranate Sauce [...]