Have you ever wondered how to use sweet and sour pomegranate syrup? It is a gourmet item often included in gift packs or you might find it at wineries who also grow pomegranates as a side line.
This versatile syrup is sweet and tangy with that wonderful pomegranate flavour. The taste is not overpowering which makes it a great additive to sauces, dressings or drinks. Here are a few recipes to get you started.
Sweet and Sour Pomegranate Syrup Salad Dressing
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- 1 Tsp. Sweet and Sour Pomegranate Syrup
- ¼ Tsp. Lemon Juice
- ½ Tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Mix all three ingredients together with a fork then drizzle over your favourite salad combination.
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Use the pomegranate syrup in the place of plum sauce in stir-fry recipes.
- 2 Tbsp. Sweet and Sour Pomegranate Syrup
- 1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
- 2.5cm (1 inch) Piece Fresh Ginger Grated
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil.
Mix the ingredients together then marinate chicken pieces in this sauce for at least 2 hours. Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes basting every 10 minutes until cooked through.
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Simply drizzle the syrup over vanilla ice-cream or add 1 teaspoon to a milkshake.
Poke holes in the top of a warm plain pound or sponge cake with a skewer then drizzle the sweet and sour pomegranate syrup over the top. Use a brush to cover the top evenly then leave to soak in.
Have the cake as it is with icing sugar dusted over the top or make a vanilla or lemon icing.
Add ½ Teaspoon of Sweet and Sour Pomegranate Syrup to a glass of white wine then stir well. This is a great way of improving the taste of cheap wines.
Sweeter white wines such as Chardonnay may need less syrup while dryer white wines such as Riesling may need a little more. Start with a little, taste then add more syrup until you are happy with the flavour.
Try mixing together 30ml Vodka, 250ml white wine, a squeeze of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of pomegranate syrup for a delicious cocktail.
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Do you have a cheap bottle of red wine and want to make it taste better? Try this guide on how to make cheap wine taste good.
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