Pomegranate Chutney

Fresh pomegranate seeds, coriander, green onions, chiles, ginger and red currant coulis..

Pomegranate Chutney

Pomegranate Chutney with Salmon

For the Red Currant Coulis (adapted from saveur.com)

1 cup red currants, rinsed, stemmed and picked over
1/3 cup filtered water
1 tablespoon rapadura or other non-refined sweetener to taste
pinch of salt

Bring currants and water to a rapid boil, then reduce heat and simmer until currants begin to break apart, about 10 minutes.

Stir in salt and sugar, then mash all together with the back of a wooden spoon.  Allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating for up to two weeks.

For the Chutney (adapted from a recipe by Sunset Magazine)

1/4 cup red currant coulis
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 small Serrano chiles, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1 1ablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
sea salt and and freshly-ground pepper

Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive bowl.  Add a little more coulis if too thin, a little pomegranate juice if too thick.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pomegranate Chutney is high in vitamins C and B5 and contains numerous free-radical scavenging phytochemicals that may help to reduce heart disease risk factors.

Try pomegranate chutney with salmon and leafy greens for extraordinary flavor and nourishment!


This post is part of Real Food Wednesdays