Need I say anything about how Pommerac tastes or about pommerac chow? Every Trini and perhaps anyone from the West Indies must have some recollection of how a good pommerac tastes, especially when the fruit is freshly picked. Ah! That semi fibrous, watery, sweet goodness: it doesn’t get any better than this…
The Pommerac Fruit
Pommerac was an abundant fruit at home. We had the “normal” red one and also a “Chinee” Pommerac tree in the yard: the white pommerac with pink stripes (or was it the other way around?) was truly sought after when the tree bore fruit. Sometime the tree would be so laden that branches would bow from the weight of the ripening fruit. But, we didn’t mind since we were always readily available to help lessen the overbearing weight on those helpless thin branches. It was a pleasure to be of service. Lol!
On another related note, I remembered once, I went by my aunt whose pommerac tree was so laden those red pommerac were turning purple from being over ripe. All I can say is that when I was finished with that tree my tongue was purple lol!…
OK! back to the Pommerac Chow story….
A Pommerac Chow Story
With chadon beni growing wild in the yard with a few bird pepper trees around the house always in bloom and with plenty bird peppers ( never planted them either) a good pommerac chow was the order of the day, especially when the fruit was in season. None went to waste because the over ripe ones were used to make pommerac wine another favourite of mine around Christmas time.
Anyhow, here I was in the sweltering heat of the day with nothing to do, eying the pommerac in a bowl ( there was a nice, big rosy one) on the counter when I remembered that we didn’t post pommerac chow as yet, so off I went in the yard to get some chadon beni leaves to make some chow. Nothing like some heat to cool yourself…l0l!
Isn’t that an oxymoron! How could heat make you cool? Well, To find out you will have to make some pommerac chow with plenty pepper and don’t forget to drink some of the sauce too . The sauce is the best part of the chow: ask anybody!
Here’s Pommerac Chow. Experience the fruity heat!
The Pommerac Chow Recipe
15 pommerac, diced
12 chadon beni, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
2 tbsp. water ( for sauce…must have sauce!)
Add the water and mix thoroughly. Serve.
By now you should be sweating on your nose, and your tongue and ears should be on fire but don’t cry hahaha! It’s all good. Sweating from all that pepper will surely cool you down….That’s how heat can cool you down on those hot days.
Have a glass of water, you deserve it, and get ready for another recipe.
“I wonder which one to post for them?” Stick around to find out…
See you tomorrow please God! —-> (You know how long I eh say that?) And do enjoy your pommerac chow.