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Pomegranate Molasses

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Origin: Lebanon
SKU: SK0026
Size: 300ml
Cuisine: Middle East
Minimum Shelf Life: 12 months
Also known as: Pomegranate syrup, rob-e anar, dibs rumman
Recipe Ideas: Spotlight on: Pomegranate Molasses, Fesenjan - Persian Chicken & Walnut Stew, Pomegranate Molasses Ice-cream Recipe

Description

Pomegranate molasses – or pomegranate syrup – has a fruity sweetness that's countered by a lovely, sharp tart flavour. Most often found in Middle Eastern recipes, and often referred to as dibs rumman, pomegranate molasses is a favourite ingredient in Ottolenghi’s cookbooks – and is included in our Cookbook Set: Jerusalem.

What is pomegranate molasses?

Pomegranate molasses is a treacly-rich fruit syrup made from boiled, reduced pomegranate juice. It is used in savoury and sweet dishes alike. It has the sweet-sourness of tamarind, rather than the pure fruit-richness of sultanas and prunes. Pomegranate molasses is called dibs rumman in Arabic.

How do I cook with pomegranate molasses?

Pomegranate molasses is delicious in everything from salad dressings and the roasted aubergine dip baba ganoush, to fesenjan stewa braised Iranian chicken and walnut dishThe sharpness beautifully complements the oil in salad dressings, and is a good substitute for vinegar or lemon juice - try using alongside hazelnut oil for a rich and rounded dressing. Even try drizzling a little on top of hummus, or - in sweet dishes - over ice cream and meringues. Read more about pomegranate molasses with cooking ideas here.

How do I choose which pomegranate molasses to buy?

This pomegranate molasses is the Lebanese Cortas brand, which is a great value all-rounder, and perhaps the most commonly seen in the Middle Eastern pantry or supermarket. Two other brands are also available:

 

Ingredients: Concentrated pomegranate juice, sugar

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