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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

POM Juice BBQ Sauce


Monday, I finally used POM Pomegranate juice in a BBQ sauce I designed for pork or chicken..
1. Tomato sauce (28oz can)
2. POM juice (8 oz bottle)
3. White vinegar (3oz.)
Stir these ingredients until smooth and blended over a low heat.
4. Slices of fresh lemon into the sauce.
5. Add chopped garlic, onion powder, chili powder, black pepper, sea salt, dried thyme, and white sugar to taste.
6. Simmer until thickened, removing lemon slices during simmering
7. Add Pomegranate liqueur(3oz.) after heat is turned off.
I expected it to be sweet, as the juice and liqueur is, but adding lemons and white vinegar gave it a balance that really lightened it.
We had it on broiled pork tenderloin, and it was pretty good! My camera batteries decided to die- so no photos of the meal...

41 comments:

Akelamalu said...

I've never tried Pomegranate juice in anything but I may do so now. :)

Kate said...

It sound like it would be sicky sweet, but it's not, huh? Wow.

highlandsranchfoodie said...

How dare those batteries! This does sound good. Can you taste the pomegranate juice at all?

Brian Miller said...

nice twist with the POM juice...so its not overly sweet? nice.

buffalodick said...

Ake- It takes a little getting used to..we tend to describe things by what we have tried...
Kate- Vinegar and lemons took care of that problem!
Highlander- It comes across like a "berry" flavor, not dominate, but balanced..it was new ground for me, too!

buffalodick said...

Brian- It would have been sweet without some tart and astringent ingredients!

Katherine Aucoin said...

The lemon was a brilliant idea. Kind of has a Pacific island feel which I like for a change. I bet the color was incredible.

doggybloggy said...

sounds good!

buffalodick said...

Katherine- For whatever reason, no matter how bad a baker I am, I really have a bit of a touch with sauces..Paul Kirk, the Baron of BBQ gets the nod on the lemon slices- I believe this will lighten any over sweetened sauce!
DogB- Twern't bad..needed something to make it better- darned if I know what!

Marjie said...

Vinegar and lemon would be good to counteract the sweetness. And, hey, at least your camera batteries didn't die during a celebration or something...that HAS happened to me...

Realliveman said...

How did it taste?

buffalodick said...

Marjie- Iwas pleased with the results, but not ready to sell my clothes and go to heaven quite yet!
RLM- A fairly bright BBQ sauce, with berry undertones..lemon lightened it to a balanced sauce...

Realliveman said...

Yeah, but did YOU like it?

buffalodick said...

RLM- Pork tenderloin is very flexible in the flavor department..truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of fruit flavored sauces- but a lot of people are! This was as good a fruit BBQ sauce as I have made. I would like my son's and others!) opinion on this, as taste buds are individual..

Realliveman said...

Spoken like a true master chef!

otin said...

I have no idea what pomegranate even tastes like!

buffalodick said...

RLM- I do not know everything..but I'm working on that!
otin- Kinda raspberry plumish, if that helps... It's kind of a free standing flavor that fits in with a number of dishes.. the fruit itself is full of seeds!

carma said...

I admire your culinary adventures...glad it turned out well.

buffalodick said...

carma- And I admire you for many reasons!

G-Man said...

That stuff ain't cheap Brotha!
It oughtta be killer!!

Chris said...

Camera battery died? Nah, you just wanted to eat first;)

buffalodick said...

G-man- pint of that booze was $10 bucks! Wasn't too bad...
Chris- I use reusable batteries, and these die with no warning!

urban vegan said...

Pomegranate juice is a great idea for BBQ. I also use tamarind paste: a similar bittersweet kind of flavor.

Maddy said...

Lummy! Never thought to cook with it, I just glug the stuff - one of my very few vices : )

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Sounds delicious to me! Thanks again!~

Vickie said...

I hate when the batteries die! The sauce sounds pretty good. When I'm looking for that mysterious missing ingredient, I reach for chile flake - but I like a spicy bbq sauce.

Chef E said...

That sauce sounds perfect, cannot wait for the photos! Or did you guys eat it all :)

Chef E said...

That sauce sounds perfect, cannot wait for the photos! Or did you guys eat it all :)

Velva said...

Sounds like a great way to use Pom Juice.... I used all of mine making cocktails.

buffalodick said...

UrbanV- I believe tamarind is one of the flavors in Worchestershire sauce. I had a jar once and it can be powerful stuff!
Maddy- Long time no hear! Hope all is well with you..
Momster- It was different from my normal BBQ sauce, that's for sure!
Vick- This had plenty of heat from the chili powder!
ChefE- No more photos on this subject!

buffalodick said...

Velva- Certainly could be used for that!

Heff said...

"POMWONDERFUL" !

buffalodick said...

Hef- It's a different animal, but I can see the possibilities in everything...I also have learned, other folks love different tastes, other than the ones I like...

UBERMOUTH said...

Would you use that with chicken, Buffy, or only pork?

buffalodick said...

Uber- Both! Might actually be better on poultry...

Barbara said...

That looks like a great sauce! What else do you think it needs??

tattytiara said...

That I would be very curious to sample.

The Good Cook said...

Yum! Cheers to invention. I love a good POMtini so I'm sure I would like this BBQ sauce. Adding sliced lemons sounds divine!

buffalodick said...

Barb- Possibly ginger?
T.T.- A good book to keep your eye out for is a book by Paul Kirk- all on sauces! Paperback and has been in print for awhile..
GoodCook- By letting whole slices simmer in sauce, you get a little bitter from the skin(in a good way!) and tartness from the lemon..

tamilyn said...

Great minds think alike! I just got another shipment of POM, and POMtastic BBQ Pork loin is on my list.

Too bad I can't see how yours turned out :(

buffalodick said...

tam- photo on next post!