Now, here’s a happy coincidence. A message from food heaven, you might say, or a ‘circle of life’ event.
Just a few days after we had purchased a pomegranate for the first time, our Greek neighbour, Sula came to our door bearing two large orbs picked fresh from her pomegranate tree.
Embarrassed by such riches, I began another web search for recipes featuring pomegranate. You know how it goes. By the time I had typed the first “a” in the word, a list of options appeared and one of them was ‘pomegranate molasses’. Hmm. I’d seen that mentioned in various food articles and recipes, so I decided to have a little look at what came up.
Soon enough I found a recipe for making pomegranate molasses at home. It was surprisingly simple. So, late last week, before The Horseradish Incident, we converted Sula’s gift to a rich, dark, thick syrup.
We haven’t yet decided what we uses we will make of it but the likely choices include in glazes – think poultry and pork – braises and dressings.
And here’s the virtuous circle closing. Sula loves pomegranate molasses but has never made it herself. So, today, I will cross the street, give her the recipe and a sample and show her our photos to help explain how it’s done.