Introduction: Caramelized Garlic Green Bean Salad With Pomelo

My mom gave me a pomelo and I wanted to figure out what to do with it.  I wanted a dish, so I found a recipe for green beans with pomelo.  The twist that really made this was when I caramelized the garlic before stir frying the green beans.

OH MY GOSH!!! It's that good!
And by the way, I, who have burned everything from water to frozen pizza, do believe that I am learning how to cook!

Here is the video, paired with Asian Tacos... recipe coming shortly!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JlSTHdRC1k

Step 1: Prepare the Pomelo

Pomelo is a large, fleshy citrus with a hint of sweet grapefruit flavor. The flesh is dry to the touch.

To prepare the pomelo, you are trying to remove the rind and the membranes leaving only the citrus flesh.

Cut off the top until you expose the flesh.
Remove the rind.
At this point, you may choose to peel around the pomelo to cut off the majority of the membrane, or you may choose to section the pomelo and separate the membrane from the flesh.
However you choose to do it, you want to end up with a bowl of pomelo flesh.
Side note: There aren't many seeds in a pomelo!

Step 2: Prepare the Green Beans and Garlic

Wash the green beans and cut the ends off with a sharp knife.  Rinse again.

Peel the garlic.  I used about 1/2 of a garlic flower.

Step 3: Caramelize Garlic

I used a cast iron pan.  It worked well.
Heat the pan and add a small amount of olive oil.  I had two sugar packs from the coffeeshop, so I tossed those in.  One was white sugar, one was a light brown.
Chop the garlic into little bits and toss into the pan.
Stir everything constantly to avoid burning. 
Browning is very good.

Step 4: Add Green Beans

Toss in the green beans and stir around, letting everything brown nicely, but avoiding burning.

Step 5: Refridgerate All Items

Place the bowls with a/ green beans and garlic with pomelo into the fridge to cool down.  About an hour is fine.

Step 6: Ready to Eat? Remove, Assemble, Serve!

When you are ready to eat it, take the bowls out of the refrigerator, assemble the salad by placing the green beans with garlic in the serving bowls and top with small pomelo sections.

Eat!

Here is the video, paired with Asian Tacos... recipe coming shortly!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JlSTHdRC1k

Comments

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Penolopy+Bulnick made it!(author)2014-01-15

Sounds like an interesting salad!

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Handmade+Penguin made it!(author)2014-01-15

It is AWESOME! It was my first time trying to use pomelo, and I am very proud of the fact that I made up such a great recipe!
If you don't have pomelo, it's really good without it too! (but better with it!)