Oranges & Pomegranates In Kaffir Lime Syrup

Tarah Prestino's recipe of a delicious and refreshing oranges and pomegranates in kaffir lime syrup.

Oranges & Pomegranates In Kaffir Lime Syrup


  • 2 blood oranges, or other citrus
  • 2 inches kaffir lime leaves, available at your Asian market, or 1 stalk of lemongrass
  • Mint leaves
  • 6 oranges
  • 1/2 pomegranate worth of arils
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a small saucepan dissolve the sugar and water.
  2. Poach the lime leaves in the syrup for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat to cool.
  4. Peel the oranges or other citrus. Slice thinly across the equator of the fruit.
  5. Lay the fruit on a platter either neatly or in a random fashion.
  6. Remove some of the arils from the pomegranate and sprinkle them on top.
  7. Sprinkle with the julienned mint leaves.
  8. Before serving pour the cooled syrup over the fruit.

Optional: When pomegranates are not available I would top with shaved or small pieces of dark chocolate. Equally delicious!


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