Winter Citrus Salad with Cardamom-Clove Syrup
Now that it's citrus season, here's an easy, tasty recipe for a different kind of winter salad.
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup sugar
6 cardamom pods, white or green, lightly crushed with the side of a knife
1 teaspoon whole cloves
4 oranges, sectioned
3 grapefruits, sectioned
1 pomegranate, seeded
Combine water, wine, sugar, cardamom and cloves in a medium heavy-duty sauce pan. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes. Let cool, then strain out the spices. Can make the syrup up to 3 days ahead; store tightly covered in the refrigerator.
Combine orange sections and grapefruit sections in a serving bowl (a clear glass one is nice). Drizzle with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the syrup (you will have extra). Gently fold in pomegranate seeds. Keep chilled until serving.
Serves 8 to 10.