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Big Wonders from our Little Garden / Gooseberry


text & photo: aboutosterlen.com

In many gardens of Österlen one can find Gooseberry bushes. This sweet & sour fruit is very popular in the region. Gooseberry can be green, yellow, red, orange and black, depending on the variety.

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Gooseberry from our garden is green, and very sweet. From the 16th century, Gooseberry is used in western medicine as it is known to have high amounts of vitamin C.

  

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There are many culinary recipes about Gooseberry. It can be eaten raw, but also vines, jams and pies can be made from it. This year, we want to make a chutney from our Gooseberries.

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In the fishermans village of Skillinge once a year a Gooseberry festival takes place. Read more about it here.

chutney
 
Gooseberry Chutney with Chilli:
250 grams of gooseberry
about 4 cm ginger
1/2 red chilli
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
0.75 cup honey
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
 
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Do like this:
Peel and chop the ginger finely. Take the chilli and chop it finely too. Hull gooseberries. Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 15 minutes, possibly longer.
 
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Set aside and let cool. Pour into clean and sterilized hot jar. Serve with game or pork. 
  
 
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