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Winter Wonder: Honour the Season with Red Currant Recipes

Winter Wonder: Honour the Season with Red Currant Recipes


Explore the benefits and versatility of red currants, a winter hero ingredient. Discover delightful red currant recipes and storage tips to honour the winter season.

As the winter season sets in, our thoughts turn to warming dishes that comfort and satisfy. A seasonal ingredient worth embracing is the delightfully vibrant and tangy red currant. Their unique tartness can enhance and balance both, sweet and savoury dishes, making them a versatile choice for the winter kitchen.

Benefits of Red Currants

Red currants are abundant in vital vitamins and antioxidants, notably Vitamin C, assisting immunity—a great addition to winter wellness. Their bright, red colour comes from anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that have been linked to a range of health benefits, from heart health to anti-ageing.

Winter Red Currant Recipes to Honour the Season

Integrating red currants into your diet can be as simple as sprinkling them onto your morning porridge. However, if you're ready to take your culinary adventure to the next level, here are a few delightful red currant recipes to try this winter.

Moose Burger with Winter Salad

Red currants also work wonders in savoury dishes. Their tartness perfectly complements strong, robust meaty flavours. An exquisite gourmet fusion of hearty and fresh flavours, this Moose Burger is embellished with sticky red currants, and placed on a bed of crispy bacon, grilled sprouts and rocket salad, this recipe will soon become a winter favourite. 

Lemon & Red Currant Muffins

These light, fluffy muffins are bursting with fresh, tangy lemon and the sweet sharpness of red currants. Perfect for afternoon tea, breakfast, or a satisfying snack.

Red Currant & Orange Gin Cocktail

Combining the tartness of red currants with the sweet brightness of oranges, this drink is a refreshing and fruity gin cocktail with tangy flavours that are sure to tantalise your taste buds.

Creamy Rice Pudding with Red Currants

This comforting dessert is a delightful blend of creamy rice pudding topped with zesty red currants. An easy after-dinner delight.

Festive Crème Brûlée Recipe

This delightful twist on a classic dessert combines the tartness of the red currants and the sweetness of the cherries with the creamy richness of crème brûlée.

Storing Red Currants for Winter

Bound by the season, red currants typically appear, in mid-summer. However, they freeze exceptionally well, extending their usage into the winter months.

To freeze red currants, wash and thoroughly dry them before packing them into airtight containers. Kept this way, they can last for months while preserving their quality and nutrition, still delivering that tart punch that can liven up your winter recipes.

Whether in sweet jams, sauces, desserts, or savoury dishes, red currants are a winter hero ingredient worth inclusion in your winter menu, honouring the season while promising a colourful, healthy and exciting dining experience.

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