Pomegranate Sauce: Perfect On Grilled Meat

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This sauce is a red wine reduction-styled sauce that has been modified to a more sticky glaze kind that goes well with grilled meat.

Its been a huge hit ever since I came up with it.

I wanted a lamb sauce that would complement the natural earthy gamey tastes while also adding a new dimension to the dish.

From there, I began putting it on various pieces of meat and discovered that the tastes blend extremely well with such a wide variety of cuts.

Your new secret sauce for grilled meat

Pomegranate Sauce: Perfect On Grilled Meat

When grilling lamb cutlets, I go out of my way to make the outside surface a touch crispy, rendering the fat down and really completing that caramelization. So, when I initially dished out some lamb cutlets and drizzled them with this sauce, I was a bit concerned about my family’s response, since they had become used to rendered chops rather than wet ones.

I didn’t have to worry since everyone enjoyed this novel style of grilling lamb cutlets, so much so that they are now one of the most requested meals at my BBQs.

It does, however, demonstrate that experimenting, even with your own recipes, is always a good idea.

Pomegranate is a perfect match  

For years, I’ve used pomegranate vinegar. I began using it to add liquid to my game meats and as a spritz.

So it was only logical that I would experiment with incorporating that distinct taste into at least one of my sauces.

This reduction or glaze, whatever you want to call it, complements any game meat. I’ve also used it with rabbit and venison.

It has a really appealing BBQ sauce flavour going on due to the sweetness in it that is primarily to cut through the acidity of the pomegranate.

So I began experimenting with what the sauce goes well with: chicken, duck, turkey, pulled pork, and it especially shines on pork ribs when let to become extremely tacky towards the end of the cook.

I wasn’t a fan of it with bigger portions of beef, such as brisket and beef ribs, but my family enjoyed it with steak. I’ve never enjoyed sauce with my steaks, so I can’t comment on that.

Finding pomegranate molasses  

I will admit that I have had difficulty finding pomegranate molasses at times. So I’ll show you how to do it yourself.

A quart of pomegranate juice, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons brown sugar are required.

Bring everything to a boil in a small saucepan, then lower to a simmer for 45 minutes, stirring periodically.

Allow it cool before using in this recipe; it may also be used as a replacement for balsamic in other recipes or as a salad dressing.

How long will it last? 

This is a difficult question to answer. I honestly don’t know the answer. Every time I make this glaze, I use it up on various dishes within a week.

More importantly, I believe everyone in my home is thinking of dishes to use it on.

If I were to create a large lot of it, I’d guess a month or two chilled would suffice.


What do you use pomegranate sauce for?

Salad Dressings Made with Pomegranate Molasses. Pomegranate molasses adds a delightful tart taste to salads.
To use as a marinade. Pomegranate molasses is great as a marinade for chicken, but it may also be used with fish, beef, duck, or as a glaze for hog.
To season grains.
Vegetables that have been roasted.

What does pomegranate sauce taste like?

Pomegranate molasses has an acidic and sour flavor with a caramelized sweetness and almost musky depth. It’s a completely unique substance. If you’ve ever drunk pomegranate juice or eaten a handful of crimson pomegranate seeds, you’re acquainted with the fruit’s sweet-tart taste.

Is pomegranate sauce the same as pomegranate molasses?

Pomegranate molasses and pomegranate syrup are both interchangeable terms for the same item. Pomegranate syrup is just as deceiving as pomegranate molasses since it is not sweet like syrup, which contains more sugar.

Is pomegranate molasses good for you?

Vitamins B1, B5, B3, and B6 are abundant in pomegranate molasses. Thiamin, often known as vitamin B1, aids in energy generation and the activity of enzymes in the circulatory system, muscles, and brain system. Niacin, often known as Vitamin B3, is recognized to help with digestion and neurological system difficulties.

Does pomegranate tenderize meat?

So utilize pomegranate juice in your cooking to save time and effort. Pomegranate’s inherent fruit acids help tenderize and offer a great full-bodied fruit taste when braising a big, tough, fatty piece of meat like brisket.

What is the best combination with pomegranate?

Apple, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, cucumber, dragon fruit, eggplant, elderberry, fennel, ginger, grape, grapefruit, guava, lemon, lettuce, lime, lychee, mandarin, mango, nectarine, orange, pear, persimmon, pineapple, pomelo, potato, raspberry, watermelon, tomato.

Do you refrigerate pomegranate sauce?

The rich, deep crimson syrup has a powerful sweet-tart taste that goes surprisingly well with savory foods, particularly grilled meats. Pomegranate molasses and walnuts, for example, are a traditional flavour for chicken. Opened bottles can be chilled for extended periods of time, although they are unlikely to sit for long.

Does pomegranate sauce need to be refrigerated?

Transfer the cooled molasses to a glass bottle or container and never allow anything non-sterile to come into touch with it for appropriate storage that permits the molasses to last up to a year. To use, pour it out of the jar or container rather than using a spoon, and keep it refrigerated at all times.

Why do my pomegranates taste like vodka?

Have the seeds rotted or gone bad? If pomegranate seeds have begun to degrade, they will become brown and mushy. They are especially undesirable if they smell like nail polish remover (acetone) or alcohol, which is caused by yeasts breaking down carbohydrates in the fruit.

What flavors go well with pomegranate?

Pomegranate complements apple, cardamom, cinnamon, citrus, cucumber, ginger, mint, and tropical fruit. Pomegranate drinks pair particularly well with port, tequila, vodka, and both red and white wines.


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