What’s in a name? I did, but only for about an hour. Özlem’ciğim, We love nar ekşisi as well – partly because you taught us how to appreciate it to its fullest with your recipes. How lucky that you can grown your own pomegranates BB, enjoy them – and hope you enjoy making your own pomegranate molasses, it’s an essential ingredientt in our house. Very pleased you like the look of them. Pomegranate molasses is honestly one of my most favourite things::I could almost drink it from the bottle! Thank you , Merhaba Olga; thank you so much for your kind note; very glad to hear you enjoyed making nar eksisi with my recipe and keeping those wonderful Turkish flavors of your visit alive : ) Do hope you enjoy other recipes too, many thanks for letting me know : ) My best wishes, Ozlem. Lovely recipe Katherine, I use Pomegranate molasses to accompany lamb but I will try it in this yummy salad! A study carried out by the…. It’s the time of year when I start cooking lots of red cabbage and these days I usually add some pomegranate molasses following your example. Here, healthful bulgur is cooked and tossed with a toothsome mix of pomegranate molasses, chives, parsley, mint, lemon juice, and olive oil. This spicy root is also good for mitigating obesity and relief from menstrual pain. This is in addition to a low level of sugars, calcium, iron, no dietary fiber, and no fats or cholesterol. Therefore, you can get the same health benefits from pomegranate molasses as you can from pomegranate juice. There are also approximately 40 calories in a 1 tablespoon serving of this molasses. And I always have pure pomegranate juice in the pantry these days: now why didn’t I think of these molasses? Okay I checked, but I never saw it or heard it before. Ozlem recommends delicious pomegranate molasses and has a simple recipe for making it on her […], […] very simple yet delicious meze features my home town Antakya’s pomegranate molasses as a dressing. This Turkish condiment has a puckery tartness from pomegranate molasses and lemon juice. It is worth making your own Phil, if you can. The answer for me is simple - always the 100% pomegranate molasses, either from the shop or from a farmers market/store holder you can trust. last updated - January 31, 2020 Privacy Policy. I LOVE your pottery here, really lovely! (from Chile) i got an arabic one, but is not the same i used to eat with my salads in Istanbul. I noticed even supermarkets run special offers on pomegranates these days, very satisfying to make your own. Merhaba dear Anja, thank you so much for this lovely note, delighted to hear your nar eksisi was a success!You are very welcome, afiyet olsun, Ozlem. Season generously with salt and pepper. Step 5 – Store in the refrigerator between uses; it will be most potent if used within 6 months. spicing in the form of Turkish chilli flakes and cumin. Here’s a vid if you’re not familiar with how to do it. I was very excited to get some big, juicy pomegranates at my Turkish food market in North Cheam, England and made my own pomegranate molasses, nar eksisi. I pulsed the blender a few times and then use a sieve to squeze out the rest of the juice. Travel is just the best inspiration isn’t it? Pomegranate Molasses and Turkish Chilli Poussin Recipe (serves 2) 2 poussins, spatchcocked. And Stuffed aubergines with lentils, Mercimekli Karniyarik, Chickpea Salad with sumac onions, peppers, spinach and tomatoes, Ozlem's culinary and cultural trip photos to Turkey, Simit; Sesame-Encrusted Turkish Bread Rings, Turkish Meatballs, Kofte 101 and Grated Carrots, Red Cabbage Salad, Barbara’s wonderful hands-on Provencal cooking classes in France, Ghillie Basan, Turkish cookery books author, 1058 ml /4 ½ cups / 2 ¼ lb. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Pomegranates come with an array of health benefits, antioxidants, vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties. So I might be making some of that, too! It's just a straightforward one-word difference on the front of the bottle, but the labelling shows an entirely different product if you turn it around. The concentrated flavor of pomegranates molasses adds so much goodness and flavor to salads, casseroles, dips and desserts. I still have a bottle of the sauce that I'm using up by adding to cakes and biscuits but I'll never go back. x. I SPATCHCOCKED some chickens for the bbq the other day and I must say SPATCHCOCK is great way of preparing chicken. Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates. Looking to amp up your beef stew but unsure where to start? Which leaves us with the question should I buy Nar Ekşisi (pomegranate Sour) or Nar Ekşisi Sos (Pomegranate sour sauce)? Pomegranate molasses is pomegranate juice that is boiled down and reduced to a thick, dark syrup. A key to a really good dish. 1 teaspoon dried rose petals Healthy, Delicious, Easy Turkish and Mediterranean Recipes For the Home Cook. Hugs! But that's if you're consuming pomegranate - just pomegranate, which is what Nar Ekşisi is, 100% concentrated pomegranate juice. Niacin, which is found in high concentrations in this molasses variety, is also necessary to increase skin elasticity.