Instead, I bring you pomegranate panna cotta, devised by yours truly for the POM Wonderful Pomegranate Recipe contest. I heart pomegranates, so I was psyched to come up with something for this contest that I heard about through the foodie blogroll.
Pomegranate Panna Cotta
3 gelatin leaves
1 1/2 cups cream
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
fresh pomegranate seeds for garnish (dark chocolate shavings would look great too!)
soak gelatin leaves in cold water and allow them to become squishy.
heat cream pomegranate juice, and sugar over medium heat until just under a boil. remove from heat, stir in gelatin until dissolved. stir in vanilla.
pour into ramekins or martini glasses. place plastic wrap directly on surface and place in fridge to chill until set.
serve straight from vessel or upend it on a plate and garnish with pomegranate seeds. You may need to hold the ramekin in some hot water for a few seconds, or use a knife to loosen the panna cotta from the sides of the vessel.