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Red Currants

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  • almcg Aug 21, 2009 01:13 PM
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Any thoughts on how to incorporate fresh red currants with dinner (not dessert)? Bittman has an interesting recipe for a rice pilaf with red currants, but i haven't come across much else that is savory. I've been stymied by my CSA once again!!!


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  1. You could try making a sauce or some kind of compote with them to go with meat or chicken.

    1. You could look at recipes for cumberland sauce which is made with currant jelly. It goes with lots of meats including chicken, ham, beef, game . . . . .

      There seem to be a lot of variations, some using port or whisky or sherry.

      Just a taking off point for combining things into a sauce.

      Here's one: http://americanfood.about.com/od/sauc...

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      1. re: karykat

        Thanks! I'll give it a try.

        1. re: karykat

          Seconding the currants with ham suggestion, specifically. I have done glazes based in currant jelly before for baked ham. A great match.