Pomegranate molasses, a tart and sweet syrup made from concentrated pomegranate juice, is an ingredient mainly used in the Middle East, but it complements many foods.

“The ultimate use is the Persian dish called fesenjan—pomegranate walnut sauce over chicken, turkey, or duck pieces (I remove the bones),” says DiveFan. Mix pomegranate molasses with a little water and use it to baste oven-baked chicken, then use the leftover basting liquid to mix with the pan juices to make a little gravy, suggests luckyfatima. She also uses it in a salad dressing with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper.

hotoynoodle uses it on duck confit, and chef chicklet glazes salmon with it and uses it on French toast. For another sweet topping, try CHOW’s Pomegranate Molasses–Maple Syrup.

Discuss: Made pomegranate molasses now what do I do with it?

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