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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Boozy Berries, Gin & Juniper Sauce And Boozy Berries Vinaigrette...


Today I have a Boozy Berries sauce and a Boozy Berries vinaigrette recipe to share with you. The only thing you have to decide is a nice hot dinner or crunchy salad?


Boozy Berries, Gin & Juniper Sauce:

A creamy, tangy sauce that works a treat with venison or pork

Ingredients:
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. Boozy Berries with plenty of the juice
  • ¼ cup demi-glace or reduced stock
  • 1 teaspoon ground juniper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup sour cream or crème fraiche
  • Salt & pepper to season

Method:

1. Add butter & shallots to the pan used to cook the venison or pork and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring often.

2. Off the heat, add the Boozy Berries and gin juice to the pan, set it back over high heat. Let it cook down a bit then while deglazing the pan with a wooden spoon.

3. Add the crushed juniper and rosemary, then the demi-glace or reduced stock.

4. Let this reduce over high heat until a spoon dragged through it leaves a trail, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, let any bubbling stop, gently whisk in the sour cream.

This sauce works well with game, meaty fish and pork as shown. In the picture we served the sauce with pork chops, Boulangère potatoes and Brussel sprouts that had been stir-fried with bacon and roast chestnuts.


Boozy Berries vinaigrette:

The sharpness of the berries with its boozy boost makes the perfect vinaigrette to jazz up some green leaves as a side salad to compliment oily fish or in our photo thick slices of Porchetta.

Ingredients:
  • Boozy Berries, 2 tbs.
  • Raspberry (or red wine) vinegar
  • Olive oil, 6 tbs.
  • Shallots
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Spinach

Method:


1. To make up the vinaigrette combine the vinegar and olive oil, either whisk in a bowl, or if you have an empty BB jar, pour in and shake!

2. Add 2 tablespoons of Boozy Berries and finely sliced shallots, gently stir to combine then spoon over some fresh spinach and roughly chopped flat leaf parsley.


Recipe and Images courtesy of Pinkster Gin; Boozy Berries...


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