Other than simply topping or garnishing with them, berries can be used in more original and involved ways when you choose to cook with them. Here, we use them not only for sweet foods but we integrate them into savory berry recipes as well.
Sea buckthorn, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, red currants, and goji are our heroes in this list. Prepare to meet them as sauces over savory dishes, as main ingredients, or as toppings for desserts. Their tart mild sweetness is a sure-fire way to make any meal a special one. So do not hesitate to make these berry recipes and put them on your plate!
9 berry recipes to try right now
The sea buckthorn berries do not get the recognition they deserve. This fall fruit with its sharp taste is very, very healthy. Toss walnuts into the overall creamy mixture and prepare to be amazed. However, your patience will be put to the test for 6 to 7 hours of refrigeration time. But it’ll be worth the wait.
Properly cooked duck is uniquely tasty. And that's why you should consider including it in your menu, at least from time to time! To boost the flavor of a pan-fried duck breast, serve it with a sweet sauce. Like this one made with red wine and blackberries!
For these pork steaks, you need to do some searing and roasting. You cook them in butter and flavor them with coriander and rosemary. As the meat gets done, prepare a special sauce, from sharp-flavored slightly sweet and incredibly healthy blueberries. A little bit of heavy cream, red wine, and honey will really make the difference. Serve with a side dish like cooked potatoes.
What do we have for tonight's dessert? We want you to make this famous baked traditional dish known as a tart. The recipe we recommend combines the special texture of the tart pastry with the colorful and textured forest fruits - blackberries and raspberries.
Let’s get a sweet and sour blueberry cake on the table, this time. A refreshing ultra-creamy dessert made with yogurt, cream cheese, and whipped cream. Of course, you can use fresh blueberries, but we were out of them and so we grabbed some frozen ones. Serve the cake garnished with even more blueberries, raw or thawed, and with mint leaves.
If you've bought a lot of fresh blueberries and you're not sure what to cook with them, then hear us out! Set some aside for this scrumptious blueberry and pineapple crumble tart. The freshness and tartness of the fruit go so well together with the delicate texture of the crumble.
The satisfying and nutritious salmon can be dull in case you don’t serve it with a refreshing side. Give this pan-fried salmon fillet with red currant sauce a try. Pair it with lettuce, radish, and cherry tomato salad for an amazing culinary experience!
A refreshing and healthy fruit salad can be a true daydream. Use apples, mango, and sour-sweet goji. Also, toss shredded carrot and celery root in there with them. Make a cinnamon-flavored acidic dressing from lemon, lime, grapefruit, and lime. Make it even livelier and more interesting by adding ginger and paprika.
While there is no shortage of new age superfoods that boost just about every inch of your body, goji definitely deserves one of the top spots. Enjoy it in this salad along with some black rice, mixed seeds, and roasted sweet potato. Serve it early in the morning and it will boost your energy levels sky high!