March 10, 2021

The Syrup You Didn’t Know You Needed

The Syrup You Didn’t Know You Needed

Just Pomegranate Molasses – yes, you read that right. It’s dark, tart, and sweet just like its namesake. Similar to Bourbon Barrel Bluegrass Soy Sauce or Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce featured in past CrateChef subscription boxes, this product is another great way to spruce up your condiment catalogue. Plus, it’s shelf-stable which means more fridge space!

Organic and free of refined sugar and other additives, Pomegranate Molasses is a terrific vinegar substitute in salad dressings. It’s also a mainstay in Middle Eastern and Persian kitchens, used in dishes like savory stews and grilled lamb, to name a few. Combine it with olive oil and a pinch of salt for a delicious salad dressing, add it to marinades and braises, or just drizzle it on almond butter toast. It also adds a nice touch to cocktails or fresh bubbly.

Nik Sharma, the featured chef of our February/March CrateChef box, depends on this syrup as a souring agent in many dishes. His cookbook, The Flavor Equation, features it in Grilled Hearts of Romaine with Chilli Pumpkin Seeds (pg. 73), Pomegranate and Poppy Seed Wings (pg. 95), Spiced Fruit Salad (pg. 164), and Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Molasses Soup (pg. 84). 

You don’t have to take our word for it; taste this sweet sauce yourself and see! And as always, happy cooking!

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