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Red Currants

almcg Aug 21, 2009 01:13 PM

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. MMRuth RE: almcg Aug 22, 2009 05:52 AM

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

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      karykat RE: almcg Aug 22, 2009 09:52 AM

      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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        almcg RE: karykat Aug 25, 2009 07:22 AM

        Thanks! I'll give it a try.

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          Normandie RE: karykat Aug 25, 2009 08:33 AM

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

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