Fermented Persimmons & Pomegranate Relish

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Fermented Persimmons & Pomegranate Relish

October 19, 2020
It's that time of year to celebrate the beautiful jewel-tones of Autumn with persimmons and pomegranates. Turn these seasonal fruits into a healthy, probiotic-rich ferment to accompany your holiday meals.
Note: This recipe is for a quart-size, wide-mouth mason jar
Ingredients:
  • 3 medium, firm Fuyu* persimmons, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) purple onion, small dice
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) whey**, or one probiotic capsule
  • 3/4 Tablespoon (11.25 ml) sea salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon (7.5 ml) grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • Enough filtered water to keep fruits submerged by one inch (5 cm)

Directions:

1. Mix all the ingredients, except water, in a bowl. Pack into a quart-size, wide-mouth mason jar.
2. Place Kraut Source onto the jar. Allow to ferment for 4 - 5 days in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight. Check every few days that there is water in the moat, and top off as needed.
3. When ready, replace Kraut Source with the standard mason jar lid and ring. Transfer to the refrigerator.

*Use only Fuyu persimmon, NOT Hachiya, as the latter is not ready to eat until it is very soft.
**Whey can easily be made by straining yogurt. Watch this video to see how.

Serving Suggestions:

This relish pairs beautifully with roasted turkey or ham, and it's a healthy, probiotic-rich substitute for standard cranberry relish recipes that are full of sugar.

Happy Fermenting!

Karen & The Kraut Source Team




6 Responses

Kraut Source
Kraut Source

October 21, 2020

@Samantha Hathaway: You can leave out the whey, but due to the short fermentation period, probiotics may not develop without the help of the whey. You can use a probiotic capsule if you’re not able to do whey.

Samantha Hathaway
Samantha Hathaway

October 21, 2020

Just wondering if the whey can be left out of this recipe? Thanks.

Kraut Source
Kraut Source

November 14, 2018

@JENN: filtered water is pour into the jar before you install Kraut Source. The moat just needs regular tap water.

Thank you,
Kraut Source

JENN
JENN

November 14, 2018

To confirm the filtered water is poured over the top of the mixture before putting the Kraut source device on the jar? As well as in the moat?

Kraut Source
Kraut Source

November 04, 2018

@LOREN: The added water is plain filtered water.

Thank you,
Kraut Source

Loren
Loren

November 04, 2018

So the water added is plain and not a brine?

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