Fiery Pomegranate Sauce

This recipe for Fiery Pomegranate Sauce first appeared on Taste As You Go in 2009. It appears here with updated photos.

Fiery Pomegranate Sauce | Taste As You Go

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I've said it before, but I'm going to say it again. When I launched this blog, I had no idea what I was doing.

Every now and then, I go back to my first posts and wonder how the heck I managed to build a reader base. While my writing wasn't terrible, the photos, if any, were embarrassing. Poor lighting... Questionable angles... Half-hearted staging...

Sad. Sad. Sad.

But, I learned over time, to shoot in natural light when possible. I took more time composing each shot. I put more effort into creating photos that were nicer to look at. And I saved my money to upgrade my first digital camera.

It's been a goal of mine to take new -- and presumably better -- photos for those earliest recipes. I started chipping away at this goal years ago, but it's time to make some more progress.

So I'm updating one of the most popular recipes on my blog... a recipe that's almost ten years old and that's been viewed more than 32,000 times!

POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice | Taste As You Go

My Fiery Pomegranate Sauce starts with a cup of pomegranate juice. Then you add 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar.

When I made the sauce for this series of photos, I used Pomegranate Quince White Balsamic Vinegar from a local shop in Bethlehem. It added a whole new layer of flavor that was irresistible!

Fiery Pomegranate Sauce | Taste As You Go

Next, you add some soy sauce (I prefer low-sodium), some honey to balance out the tartness from the juice, and some crushed red pepper flakes. Since we like spicy food, I use 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper. It may seem like a little when you first measure it out, but once the sauce starts to reduce, the heat will intensify.

Fiery Pomegranate Sauce | Taste As You Go

Trust your taste buds and taste as you go. Adjust the amount of red pepper to suit your personal preference.

Grilled Steak with Fiery Pomegranate Sauce from Taste As You Go

Our favorite way to serve this Fiery Pomegranate Sauce is over grilled steak. But we've also served it as a sauce for shrimp, stir-fried vegetables, and... in a moment of pure genius... baked chicken wings.

If you like a little bit of heat, then you're going to want to add this versatile sauce to your cooking repertoire!

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