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  • Rhona Jan 7, 2007 12:25 PM
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Hi

I just bought some of this the other day, not sure what to do with it, - a salad dressing was made with it on that sky 3 food programme - taste, but i can't remember the other ingredients? can anyone help?

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  1. It's used in the middle east as a sweet and sour ingredient, adding a fruity flavour to salad dressings, meat marinades and sauces.
    There's a classic Lebanese recipe of flatbread covered with a thin layer of fried minced lamb flavoured with pomegranate syrup - then you could add salad and tahini sauce and roll it up as a sandwich.

    1. I have a recipe I've tried which is for chicken pieces with Muhammara sauce (Moroccan). The recipe calls for pomegranate molasses. I'm not sure if that's the same thing or not. I've never come across any, so I just make the chicken without and it's very tasty. Where did you buy yours?

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      1. re: zuriga1

        yes, pomegranate mollasses-from sainsburys...in their select section

        1. re: Rhona

          Thanks, Rhona!

      2. you could make fesenjen, a popular persian chicken dish. if you google for it, you'll turn up loads of recipes. it's easy to make and delicious.

        zuriga: at least one of the grocers going up stroud green road from finsbury park station will have pomegranate molasses.

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        1. re: wleatherette

          Thanks wleatherette. I need a place near here in Leatherhead.
          :-) But I'll remember, just in case I'm near there.

        2. It can also be used in cocktails like mojitos, margaritas, or even champagne.

          1. try looking in the Moro cookbook. I recall that there are several recipies in there that use pomegranate molasses - if that is the same thing. I remember not being able to find any when I wanted some - where did you buy this syrup.....?

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            1. re: Pete S

              sainsburys -its called pomegranate molasses on the front and referred to as syrup on the back label its packed for a company called John & Pascals ltd, London tel 02084520707, and there is an address to write to for recipes - John & Pascals ltd, Nectar house, 665 North circular road London. NW2 7AX

              1. re: Rhona

                Thanks - I'll look for it

            2. Pomegranate molasses is really great in pear pie. The pears are sweet and the pomegranate lends that necessary tart flavor. What you need for the pie filling is to slice up ~6 pears (mixing both Anjou and Bosch is the best) and then caramelizing them in 3 tablespoons of pomegranate molasses. Add a little powdered ginger and a tablespoon of tapioca and you have a killer pie that will surprise everyone who tastes it!