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Uses for zereshk (dried barberries)?

carswell Mar 13, 2010 09:55 AM

Bought a bag of zereshk (dried barberries) to make Ottolenghi's aubergine kuku. www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/...

Have since used some to make zereshk polo (aka polow), Persian saffron chicken with barberry rice.

Still have 95% of the bag left. While I'll surely be cooking the kuku and the polo again, I was wondering if anyone had other ideas for using these tart dried fruits.

Thanks!

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    karykat RE: carswell Mar 13, 2010 11:03 AM

    I love these in Persian rice. But have also put them in breakfast oatmeal to add some spark.

    1. bushwickgirl RE: carswell Mar 15, 2010 11:51 PM

      For the uninitiated:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berberis
      To think I've seen them growing in people's yards for years and never knew they were edible!

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