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Toasted Hazelnut-Pomegranate Brown Butter Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 15 min.
Drizzle this savory butter sauce over a tender white fish or sea scallops.


  • 5 Tbs butter
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 3 Tbs pomegranate seeds
  • 2 Tbs toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Over medium heat, cook the butter until it’s completely melted and starts to turn golden brown.
  • In a another pot reduce the pomegranate juice until thick and syrupy.
  • Add the pomegranate seeds, hazelnuts, brown butter, and lemon juice.
  • When ready to use the sauce, add the sliced chives, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 117
  Calories from Fat 72 (62%)
(13%)Total Fat 8g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(6%)Cholesterol 19mg
(0%)Sodium 6mg
(1%)Potassium 43mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
(1%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(1%)Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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