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Sour Grapes

butterchicken2nan Jan 15, 2007 10:55 PM

OK so I bought some grapes from the stall on the street and they turned out to be sour - not off - just not sweet. So rather than throw them out does anyone have a suggestion as to what to make of them? Preferably something that does not involve adding pounds of sugar - I added a handful of them to a salad yesterday and they tasted okay there.

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  1. leanneabe RE: butterchicken2nan Jan 16, 2007 12:00 AM

    You could use them in a fruit salad tossed with orange juice (which would help sweeten them).

    Add them to some yogurt with honey drizzled over them.

    There are lots of recipes for grape pie, which is what I've thought about doing when my grape vine goes bonkers over the summer.

    Make a tart(er) grape jelly? It would probably go well with a soft cheese or cream cheese on bread.

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      sweetTooth RE: butterchicken2nan Jan 16, 2007 01:35 AM

      How about roasting them? I've never roasted grapes before, but this trick helped make some sour nectarines very palatable. I would just toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and roast. Drizzle with aged balsamic when serving.

      1. NYchowcook RE: butterchicken2nan Jan 16, 2007 01:40 AM

        saute w/ sausage -- see Molly Stevens All about braising.

        1. orangewasabi RE: butterchicken2nan Jan 16, 2007 05:32 PM

          I love frozen grapes as a snack.
          Sour ones would be great to munch on.
          Just toss the bunch/stem into the freezer

          1. Glencora RE: butterchicken2nan Jan 16, 2007 06:52 PM

            Saute them with onions or shallots, add a little rosemary, and serve with sausages on soft polenta.

            1. Eat_Nopal RE: butterchicken2nan Jan 16, 2007 06:54 PM

              Curry.... mmm, I remember having a lychee curry at a vegetarian indian wedding hall/restaurant in NJ. Wonderful.

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