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Somogh (Sumac)

Somogh (also written as Sumac, Sumak, Sumaq, Somoc)  is an exotic Persian spice with a slight tart lemon flavor.  It is often sprinkled on kabob and rice dishes adding beautiful color and extra flavor to the final presentation.

Widely available in any ethnic market, some of the larger grocery stores in the cultural aisle and even sold at Williams Sonoma.

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Pomegranate Molassas (Robb-e-Anar)

Pomegranate Molassas (Robb-e-Anar) is a tart flavored thick syrup made from concentrated pomegranate juice and often combined with sugar and fresh lemon juice.  It is most widely used for making fesenjoon stew (chicken and ground walnuts).  Pomegranate Molasses can also be used as a beverage flavoring – simply add one tablespoon of molassas plus one tablespoon of sugar to a glass of still or sparkling water.  Add a shot of vodka and a slice of lime for a delicious and refreshing cocktail!

You can purchase pomegranate molassas from any Persian, middle eastern or ethnic store.  Or buy online from Sadaf priced at $2-$5 per bottle. 

Pomegranate Tart Molasses 10 fl. oz.

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