Brisket Braised in Pomegranate Juice with Onion Confit and Pomegranate Seeds

Preparation info
  • Yield:


    generous servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

  • About

Cut open a pomegranate. Hundreds of juice sacs form a nearly perfect star, red as blood. Little wonder it is celebrated in myth and ritual by all ancient peoples—Chinese, Greeks, as well as Jews—as a symbol of fertility and abundance.

On Rosh Hashanah, Jews often eat the pomegranate, one of the miperi ha-eretz, seven choice fruits of ancient Israel, in fulfillment of the commandment to eat a fruit not yet sampled this season. For, according to Kabbalistic tradition, the pomegranate