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Branston Pickle Recipes?

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The other night I decided to purchase a few of the massive pork chops I saw at the market, but being in the mood for something heartier than chops and kraut, I opted to make a mushroom gravy to top off the pork. The recipe I had called for Worcestershire sauce, but inspired by the intrepid chefs on Chowhound, I decided to start subbing ingredients. A little cayenne here, a dash of paprika, garlic and onions and a heaping teaspoon of Branston pickle. And that teaspoon made a whole world of difference! My mushroom gravy went from blandness to savory and sweet. Now I’m eager to find other non-traditional uses for Branston pickle.

Anyone have any favorite recipes that call for some Branston pickle?

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  1. I don't really see myself cooking with it. I live in the UK and actually prefer the "farmhouse" pickles and chutneys that you can buy in specialty food shops. Plus, pickle is a bit lumpy, so I'm not sure how I'd like that. But flavor-wise, I bet it could add something to slow-cooked meat dishes like pot roast or brisket.

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    1. re: Kagey

      Well one of the things I liked was that it gave the meat the "zip" of brown sauce with the added crunch of the vegetables. I thought it was great in sauce.