Pomegranate Juice Reduction Sauce

"This is a yummy tangy sauce that I adapted from a Wolfgang Puck recipe using pork, but it can also be used for chicken or beef, or as a marinade."
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  • Toast coriander seeds on the stovetop over medium high heat in a dry pan until fragrant.
  • Remove coriander seeds from pan and cool slightly. Place in a ziploc bag and crush coarsely with a rubber mallet or drinking glass.
  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepot and reduce to a thick sauce-like consistency. Cornstarch (mixed into a little cold water) may be added toward the end and simmered to further thicken the sauce.
  • Strain, if desired (optional), and serve with grilled or baked chicken, pork or beef.

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  1. Wow, I loved this simple to make sauce Maito. It was quick and easy to throw together and tastes amazing. Made exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. I did thicken it with a little cold water and cornstarch as recommended and strained it. The sauce is a lovely dark color, is sweet, tart and tangy. It was simply perfect drizzled over spicy pork kebobs. I can't wait to try it later in the week on a roasted tenderloin. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely recipe, which has made it's way into my Best of Cookbook for 2015. Kudos to you my dear.
  2. This sauce is awesome! What a bunch of fabulous flavors! Very fruity, sweet, salty, tangy, YUM! I served it over grilled chicken breasts, and hubby wants it for not only a marinade for venison, but also for a sauce for it. I reduced until it was about 2/3 cup, then strained through cheesecloth, twisting out every precious drop of flavor. Then I mixed 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch with 2 teaspoons cold water, simmered a bit more and Voila! Ended up with about 1/2 cup of sauce and I can't wait to share this taste expeience with family and friends. Thanks Maito! ZWT4
  3. What an amazing sauce! I couldn't find the tamarind paste so I had to order from the internet and I'm so glad I did. I served this along side a roasted duck for Christmas dinner and it was a huge hit, I will definitely make this again and try with other types of meat. I was a little wary of the amount of Tamarind paste as the side of the jar said use 1 tsp. for 12 people but it worked perfectly. Thanks for posting such an awesome recipe Maito!
  4. Amazing Flavor! This sauce has some great results. Served it over indoor grilled chicken strips and it matched perfectly. I can see it working really well with steak or pork as well. This would pump up any meal by 100 Points. Thank you so much for sharing this most wonderful recipe, Maito. It's going in my keeper files. Made it for Autumn Fever 2018.
  5. this was fabulous. i love pomegranate sauce, and the tamarind added an extra kick. i served this over sliced pork tenderloins. definitely company worthy. made for zwt4.



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