help with pomegranate molasses
- mark Sep 1, 2005 09:53 AM
had a salad dressing recipe that called for pomegranate molasses. this is not an easy ingredient to find in my area (recipe text suggested middle-eastern grocers (don't exist in my area) or health-food stores (i checked our local "green" grocers, but couldn't find it)).
i wound up just buying pomegranate juice, and reducing it to a molasses-like consistency (reduced 1/2C to 1/8C). the dressing was very good (i can post the recipe if anyone's interested), and the "molasses" i made was so tasty the extra was eaten as a glaze over vanilla ice-cream for dessert.
my question is: was what i made close to true pomegranate molasses? if not, am i missing something i should search out? any ideas where to get it?
It sounds pretty close to me, although the pom molasses I use is more on the tart side rather than sweet. Pomegranates are a big deal now since their health benefits have been touted and I recently saw at our local coop (natural foods) that they are selling a pomegranate concentrate made by one of the big natural juice companies. I can't remember which one, but maybe you can find it in your area. You can get it online too.
Besides Middle Eastern grocers, I have seen it in international markets, and Indian and Paki grocers.
What you made was probably better than most commercial brands of pomegranate molasses, and truer to the original spirit.