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Wild sour grapes - Not grape jelly

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  • vicki_vale Aug 8, 2005 06:09 PM
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I've discovered a mess of sour green grapes near where I live.

Can anything edible be made of it, besides grape jelly? A zingy sauce to accompany something else?

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  1. They are wonderful roasted with game.

    1. Is it possible these grapes aren't ripe yet? Wild grapes where I live are green right now, but won't be ready for eating until late September. Sorry if that's a stupid question.

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      1. re: danna

        That's a good possibility, that they're not ripe yet! I shall check again in the fall if they improve in flavor.

        Also, thanks for the other post for the verjus tip. The sour grape lemonade-type drinks sound great!

      2. Verjus?

        Link: http://www.navarrowine.com/verjus/ver...

        1. These wild grapes are a perfect sour accent in a tradional Persian stew of Khoresh-e bademjan, lamb with rich eggplant/tomato sauce.

          My recipe is similar to the one linked below but I substitute Persian allspice "advieh" with 1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. I also use less meat, between 1 and 1.5 lb. Substitute lean stewing beef for the lamb if you like.

          Link: http://www.sudairy.com/mer/recipes/kh...