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SCORE!! - Pomegranate molasses, finally

plantlust's picture

I've had La Martha's Christmas Cookbook since Dec 2003.  I've been wanting to try the Pomegranate Dipping Sauce w/Walnut Chicken Strips appetizer recipe ever since.
You think I would be able to find the darn stuff.  Heck, even after asking the MANAGER and assorted EMPLOYEES of the local ethnic market, I got the "no, we don't carry it" response.


Well, it certainly seems like SOMEONE should wander the aisles of their store.  I found it in the Indian section, way on the top shelf, in a slender necked bottle.


Can hardly wait to try this recipe (by-the-way, the other option was cooking down POM juice until it became molasses).


It's the beginning of Feb, NOW go forth and plant.
WHAT?!?  The ground is STILL hard?  sheesh

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #30434, reply #1 of 8)

Hurray! Don't you love it when you finally manage to track something like taht down?

UncleDunc's picture

(post #30434, reply #2 of 8)

Please forgive me if this is an impertinent question, but why didn't you buy it online?

plantlust's picture

(post #30434, reply #3 of 8)

Hardly impertinent. It didn't even occur to me(snort).
I may use technology but it hasn't quite been ingrained yet and it wasn't like I really needed the molasses immediately. I was just keeping my eyes open, unlike those employees and their manager.

It's the beginning of Feb, NOW go forth and plant.
WHAT?!?  The ground is STILL hard?  sheesh

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

butterscotch's picture

(post #30434, reply #4 of 8)

I can really relate.  It took me over a year of looking to find a good local source--and I'm in a section of the L.A. area that has a good-sized Armenian community.  I think there was something wrong with the way I was looking. I should have made a beeline for an Armenian grocery store immediately, but I hoped it would turn up one day at Trader Joe's. I was reluctant to order online because I like to see food items before I buy them. Of course, now that I've found it, my bottle's been sitting in a cabinet unopened for at least 3 months. But it does make me feel good to know that I could cook at least 20 dishes that call for pomegranate molasses before I run out.

iguana667's picture

(post #30434, reply #5 of 8)

If the recipe turns out well, can you post it? I bought some pomegranate molasses, then forgot what I wanted it for, so it's been languishing in my pantry!

Wolvie's picture

(post #30434, reply #6 of 8)

maybe in a glaze for turkey, chicken or such? We all were doing that a few months or more ago.

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favorablyimpressed's picture

(post #30434, reply #7 of 8)

I've had La Martha's Christmas Cookbook since Dec 2003. 


Our cooking group cooked from this book last month and our dinner, which included the husbands this time, was a great success.  I'll be posting pictures soon.


Our main course was the Cornish Game Hens, which used pomegranate molasses.  I made the rice pilaf with pomegranate seeds, dried apricots, etc., and we loved it. 


We all bought our books online for less than $5.  I think mine was $7.45, which included postage.

deejeh's picture

(post #30434, reply #8 of 8)

I'll be posting pictures soon.


Looking forward to seeing your pics - it's always fun to see what you and your group have been cooking.


deej