Lemony Flank Steak with Pomegranate Molasses

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Flank steak with pomegranate molasses is one of the tastiest and easiest meals you will ever make. Refrigerator to table in under half an hour, this is one of many pomegranate molasses recipes that you will put on repeat in your repertoire.

(first published Oct 2016, updated August 2019)

Flank steak on white plate with salad and copper mug

Steak with Pomegranate Molasses – Big Flavor with Little Effort!

In my house, we have a saying that “everything tastes better with lemon”. Well I have amended that to say “and pomegranate molasses”. This recipe for flank steak will make you a believer. It comes together so quickly but is just packed with flavor. With just a brush of olive oil, a dash of salt and pepper, a squirt of lemon, you are ready to sear it. When it is done cooking, you pour on some pomegranate molasses while it rests and voila – a flavor-packed protein is ready to serve.

uncooked flank steak on wooden cutting board

How to Prepare Steak with Pomegranate Molasses

  1. You can use a cast iron pan, as I show you in the video, but a grill pan or an outside grill would be terrific as well.
  2. After the pan gets nice and hot, you sear it for about three minutes a side, depending on what temperature you prefer your meat and the thickness of the piece of meat.
  3. When you take it off the heat and put it on a cutting board to rest, you pour on a bit of pomegranate molasses on each side and let it rest. That’s all there is to it.
  4. When you slice it up after it has rested for about ten minutes, you can drizzle on a bit more lemon and molasses if you’d like.

sliced flank steak on cutting board with jar of pome molasses

What to Serve with Steak with Pomegranate Marinade?

This beef dish pairs nicely with:

  1. My arugula and fig salad with pomegranate molasses dressing
  2. Simple Summer Chopped Salad
  3. Blistered Tomato, Corn and Arugula Salad
  4. Grilled Caesar with Pomegranates and Pepitas
  5. Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad

Check out this video to see how easy it is to make this flank steak in a cast iron pan:

What Other Cuts of Meat Can I Use?

In addition, feel free to use other types of steak cuts such as top sirloin, boneless ribeye, and skirt. Or try lamb. I once made lamb chops using this method and they were a huge hit! Another trick is to make a bed of greens such as arugula or spinach and serve the steak right on the greens for an exciting salad presentation. It will look like a professional chef made your meal but it was really you in just a matter of minutes.

flank steak with pomegranate molasses on white plate with arugula salad

Photo by Ariel Sultan

Where Can I Buy Pomegranate Molasses? (or Can I Make it?)

You can find pomegranate molasses online (see my affiliate links below) or in your local International or Middle Eastern Market. Or you can make your own! If you can boil water, you can make pomegranate molasses. All you need is a bottle of pomegranate juice which I have found at large chain grocers like Safeway as well as Trader Joe’s and small Middle Eastern markets.

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5 from 11 votes

Lemony Seared Flank Steak with Pomegranate Molasses

This lemony flank steak glazed with pomegranate molasses wows your taste buds with its tangy flavor but goes from pan to table in a matter of minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword pomegranante molasses, steak
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 266 kcal


  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper about 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon each or to taste
  • one small lemon or ½ of a large one
  • 1-2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses


  1. Preheat a heavy bottomed medium size cast iron or grill pan over medium high to high heat. Rub olive oil over both sides of the steak and sprinkle both sides with the salt and pepper and squeeze some lemon juice all over. When the pan is hot, place steak in it and let it sear for about 3 minutes per side or to your desired doneness. I like to take it out when it is just rare and then let it cook more as it rests – about 125 degrees.
  2. As soon as you place the meat on a cutting board to rest – pour on the pomegranate molasses (both sides) then let it rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
  3. Slice across the grain and serve.

Recipe Video


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32 Responses to Lemony Flank Steak with Pomegranate Molasses

  1. Toni September 5, 2019 at 11:21 pm #

    5 stars
    That looks and sounds really good!!

  2. Dorothy Reinholdd September 3, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    Cast iron is my favoirte way to cook steak. I can’t wait to try that pemegranate molasses sounds amazing!

  3. Liren Baker September 3, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

    I just love pomegranate molasses and I’m always trying to find new ways to use it – this looks delicious!

    • Beth Lee September 3, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

      I keep finding new ways to use this stuff up faster than I can make or buy it!!

  4. Rita Held August 31, 2019 at 6:04 pm #

    Never mind. I just read the actual recipe

    • Beth Lee September 2, 2019 at 8:23 am #

      It’s so simple, it’s almost not a recipe! Yes – lemon before and you know my motto – never enough lemon so after again is ok too! But the real key after is that pomegranate molasses while it rests.

  5. Rita Held August 31, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    When do you put on lemon the first time? Before cooking?

  6. Rita Held August 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm #

    Look forward to trying this. Soooo easy

  7. April J Harris August 31, 2019 at 8:30 am #

    5 stars
    Pinning! I’ve had a jar of Pomegranate Molasses for ages and haven’t used it. This recipe is definitely the way forward. It looks and sounds delicious, Beth!

    • Beth Lee August 31, 2019 at 8:58 am #

      Break open that jar – you will love it April!

  8. Sandi August 30, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

    5 stars
    I love making flank steak and your recipe for pomegranate…it looks so good. Can’t wait to try this recipe Beth!

    • Beth Lee August 30, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

      Thanks Sandi – I know you’ll love it!

  9. Nellie Tracy August 30, 2019 at 11:58 am #

    5 stars
    You seriously cannot go wrong with this recipe! Absolutely delicious!!

    • Beth Lee August 30, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

      Well with bias I couldn’t agree more!

  10. Sara August 29, 2019 at 9:07 pm #

    I had never heard of it before, but delicious! I swear I could eat steak morning, noon and night, LOL. But the marinade on those lamb chops sound divine!

    • Beth Lee August 29, 2019 at 10:56 pm #

      Try the lamb – you’ll love it- I promise!

  11. Dara August 29, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I am telling all my friends about it!

  12. Samantha Fulmer June 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

    5 stars
    and its something to do with our fruit!!

  13. Samantha Fulmer June 19, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    5 stars
    I think this might be my new Fave!!!

    • Samantha Fulmer June 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

      5 stars
      and its something to do with our fruit!!

  14. Karen December 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

    This looks incredible. I love flank steak, and just happen to have some pomegranate molasses that I recently picked up! Serendipity!

  15. Analida November 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious. Flank steak is a favorite of mine. And pomegranate molasses totally rock!!!!

    • Beth Lee November 15, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

      Hi Analida – yes – I think pom molasses must be an ingredient you would love and probably already use. I have re-fallen in love with it. So versatile and so much flavor!

  16. Lauren October 25, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    You can never go wrong with flank steak – it’s one of my favorites! This recipe looks great. I can’t wait to try it!

    • Beth Lee October 25, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

      Thanks Lauren – yes flank cooks quickly, has great flavor, accepts marinades well and isn’t too off the charts expensive. Win win win win!

  17. Hannah October 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    I didn’t eat lunch today and now my tummy is really rumbling! I know this would be devoured instantly in my house. I think lemon and pomegranate molasses is brilliant together…so flavorful and tart. Love all these pomegranate molasses recipes you’re sharing!

    • Beth Lee October 18, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

      Thanks Hannah! It’s so simple but really delish and on the table in no time at all! Glad you are enjoying the recipes. Food Guru and I worked hard on the video and pulling all the content and recipes together but I think it’s worth the effort to highlight such a wonderful ingredient.

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