Friday, August 7, 2009

Red Currant Relish



I have been known to make impulsive purchases at the farmers' market.
I buy strange looking things that I have never heard of or seen before, in hopes to create something wonderful (like garlic scapes!).

I never thought I was a risk taker. I've proved myself wrong.

Yesterday I bought some pretty currants. What to do with them?

I found this 5 minute jam recipe on Mango & Tomato. You can use any berry to make this jam.

This was easy and delicious. It took exactly 5 minutes.
It is like the cranberry relish I make at Thanksgiving, same concept.
You can spread it on a scone, a cold roast pork sandwich or just lick the spoon.

Red Currant Relish (adapted from Mango & Tomato)

1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp water
1 cup of currants, stems removed and washed

In a heavy saucepan, melt your sugar with the water then add your berries and bring to a medium boil for 5 minutes.



Pour into glass jar and cover.
Keep in the refrigerator.

Easy!



Also good packed in a lunchbox on a PBJ sandwich!



12 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love this idea. How lucky you were to find red currants. I've never seen them in the markets here, but they're all over the place in Europe.

kat said...

Oh, if I found those I'd do the exact same thing

Proud Italian Cook said...

You're such a risk taker you, next thing you know you'll be jumping out of airplanes! Sounds delish with pork.

Pam said...

I haven't tried currants...I'll be on the lookout for them now.

StaceyEsq said...

My grandmother used to have the most amazing currant bush in her garden -- I used to just stand there picking and eating!!! Wonder where I can find some now? I'd love to try this because it will bring back lots of wonderful summertime memories!

Karen said...

Such a pretty color!

Daily Spud said...

I have several bags of redcurrants in the freezer, harvested from my garden. I will be making some of this forthwith!

Angelica said...

How funny, I just posted a recipe with red currants on my blog :)

Chow and Chatter said...

this is great love your blog rebecca

Olga said...

Hi! So glad I could be your inspiration :)
Love red currants.

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Anonymous said...

Got here investigating what to do with the garlic scapes that followed me home from my farmers' market! The red currents? I'd dangle 'em from my earlobes - Tiffany's doesn't make anything near as purty.