Blueberries - Sweet or Savory?
Lead Photo Blueberries 329863832 This is usually you think of when someone mentions items to be pickled. This pickling concept works well with blueberries and creates a sauce that becomes like a glaze and a fruit leading vinegar....
Lead Photo Blueberries
This is usually you think of when someone mentions items to be pickled. This pickling concept works well with blueberries and creates a sauce that becomes like a glaze and a fruit leading vinegar. This is the classic combination of sweet and savory.
Variety of pickled vegetables
It is about to turn blueberry season in the South and I will enjoy this unusual treat and share with friends. I have learned the importance of canning and preserving the seasonal goodness from the one-and-only Brenda Hill – The Passionate Preserver. http://www.thepassionatepreserver.com. I will share this recipe with Brenda too. I have used this blueberry sauce as a base for dressing a salad and it goes very well with chicken and seafood. I really like this as a glaze for my salmon salad. I always enjoy a fresh green salad loaded with fruits in blackberries strawberries and raspberries with this as my “dressing”. For greens, I often opt for arugula or mixed greens. A baby kale or spinach could work too. The flavors in this “sauce” are really fabulous and I will suggest making this at least 3 – 4 days before serving. Always keep this chilled.
Before you get hung up in the official title of this recipe, give this a try! This original recipe was shared by Chef Duanne Nutter of One Flew South – a fine dining restaurant in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Pickled Blueberries – Duanne Nutter
1 cup apple cider vinegar
¾ cup water
¼ cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt ( pinch )
2 bay leaves
10 whole black peppercorns
1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds
¾ cup blueberries
1 shallot, peeled, julienned
- Combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt, bay leaves, peppercorns and fennel seeds in a small pot and bring to a boil.
- In a non-active or glass container or jar, place the blueberries and shallots.
- When the liquid comes to a boil, pour over berries and shallot and cover.
- Refrigerate at least 2 days before using this sweet and savory sauce.
- Enjoy this surprising sweet and savory treat.
Serving Suggestion over salad