Corn and Pomegranate Saute: Great for the holidays or any day.


As winter approaches and the items at the farmer’s market shrink, there are few things that I look forward to like pomegranates.  I just love, love, love those little juice popping morsels.  True, to release them from the confines of their skin one must never wear white nor fear stained hands.  I really feel the work is worth it.  And besides, when was the last time your kitchen counter looked like a scene from Dexter?

I always ate pomegranates as a fruit until I moved to Los Angeles and a co-worker brought this incredible dish of corn and pomegranates–symmetry in a bowl.  When I asked how she prepared the dish and this is the exact quote, “Open a can of corn, dump into bowl.  Buy pomegranates from Trader Joe’s dump into the same bowl.  Stir.”

Since Carla downloaded her recipe I have substituted fresh corn for the canned.


(Nothing says organic and unsprayed like a worm and a bit of fungi or huitlacoche or corn smut).

Added a bit of garlic and onions.  The taste is heavenly, the task extremely easy, especially if you use TJ’s prepped pomegranate seeds.

Corn and Pomegranate Saute

  • 4 ears of corn husked and cut kernels off the cob
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • half medium sized red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 container of cleaned pomegranate or 1 whole pomegranate with seeds separated from fruit.
  1. Heat a large saute pan.  Heat it a bit more.  
  2. Add corn.  Let it sit on the hot pan a bit.  You want it to caramelize a bit (not burn). Stir.
  3. Add water. Bring to boil. Stir.
  4. Add chopped garlic and onion.  Reduce heat of pan to medium and cook for 3-5 minutes until  garlic and onions are soft.  Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place cooked corn in bowl.
  6. Add pomegranate seeds.
  7. Eat.  Yumm.
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3 Responses to Corn and Pomegranate Saute: Great for the holidays or any day.

  1. Judy, what a great combination of flavors that I’ve never thought of. I also did not know that TJ’s sold the already prepped seeds. I will definitely give this dish a try!

  2. {Main St. Cuisine} says:

    I’ve been using Trader Joe’s pomegranate seeds in things like salads and desserts lately. I’ve never thought to combine with corn. Your dish looks lovely and quick!

  3. Not only quick but it seems to be universally liked.

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