An excellent addition to a culinary dish, in particular a meat dish, will be a gooseberry sauce prepared for the winter. The recipes for this delicacy are simple, even a novice housewife can cope with the preparation. Such preparations are a real storehouse of vitamins for all family members, and a variety of cooking options will allow you to create an assortment on the menu on the winter table.
The nuances of making gooseberry sauce for the winter
Gooseberry sauces should be cooked only from the harvest ripened on the bushes. To make it possible to prepare more of the final product, juicy and large berries are selected. Some cooking techniques involve picking green fruits. Before cooking, they are sorted out, small ones with signs of disease or dryish are sent to waste. It is preferable to pick berries in dry weather. This way they will have the best taste characteristics.
Selection and preparation of the main ingredient
The preparation of the fruits is the same, regardless of whether the green or red gooseberry is used for the preparation of the sauce. They are washed under the tap and left for a short while in a colander. After that, the berries are crushed until a homogeneous mass is formed.
How and what kind of container to prepare
Gooseberry sauce cannot be cooked in an aluminum pan. It is preferable to prepare a porcelain, stainless steel, enamel or glass container for these purposes. It is also better to choose wooden spoons and other tools. If there are none, then stainless steel will do.
How to make gooseberry sauce
There are several options for making a delicious gooseberry sauce. In addition, each housewife can slightly modify them depending on their taste preferences..
The classic recipe for gooseberry sauce for meat for the winter
This appetizer is made from green varieties. You will need the following components:
- ripe fruits - 3500 g;
- coarse table salt - 50 g;
- heads of garlic - 2 medium;
- granulated sugar - 150 g;
- black pepper powder - 2 tsp;
- vinegar 9% - 40 ml;
- seasoning hops-suneli - 2 tsp;
- sunflower oil - 45 ml.
Sort the fruits, wash and cut off the tails, then let dry a little. Next, the berries are transferred to a bowl, a glass of water is poured into it and left overnight. In the morning, put a bowl of berries on the stove and boil until they become soft. Using a submersible blender, the main ingredient is mashed, sugar and salt are added and mixed until dissolved, and then the rest of the seasonings are added.
Spicy food lovers can throw in some hot pepper if desired. The garlic is passed through the garlic, the resulting mass is put on the fire and boiled for 10 minutes. After that, pour in oil and vinegar, remove the vessel from the heat and pour the sauce into jars.
A quick recipe without cooking
The option of making gooseberry sauce without sterilization allows housewives to save time and get a product with all the beneficial substances that make up fresh fruits. The following ingredients are required:
- green gooseberry fruits - 0.7 kg;
- chives - 0.3 kg;
- fresh dill - 50 g;
- fresh cilantro or parsley greens (optional) - 60 g.
Berries and greens are washed well, sorted out, the garlic is divided into chives and peeled. All components are ground with a meat grinder, mixed thoroughly and laid out in jars.
Store the sauce only in the refrigerator.
Sweet and sour sauce
For this harvest, you will need both ripe and slightly unripe fruits in a 1: 1 ratio. You will also need the following components:
- fruits - 1000 g;
- garlic cloves - 10-12 pcs.;
- hot chilli pepper - 1-2 pcs.;
- greens of fresh celery, dill, basil - 50 g each;
- horseradish leaves - 1 pc .;
- salt and sugar - 55 g each
Grind gooseberries and chives with a meat grinder, add a small amount of water and boil, then boil for 15 minutes. Next, chopped greens, sugar, salt, pepper are thrown into the resulting mass, mixed, and then boiled for another 25 minutes. After that, the delicious sauce is poured into the jars.
With raisins and wine
An unusual and tasty sauce is made from the following ingredients:
- ripe fruits - 1000 g;
- table wine of any brand and pure water - 250 ml each;
- salt - 55 g;
- garlic cloves - 8-10 pcs.;
- mustard - 75 g;
- sugar - 200 g;
- dried raisins or raisins - 55 g.
The prepared and washed fruits are ground with a meat grinder, poured into a suitable container, the raisins are thrown there, water is poured in and sugar is added, boiled and cooked for 10-15 minutes. Then add chopped garlic, mustard and salt, boil for another 12 minutes. Then pour in wine, keep on fire for 7 minutes. and poured into cans.
For cooking you will need:
- red gooseberry fruits - 1000 g;
- rock salt - 55 g;
- crushed walnut kernels - 55 g;
- peeled chives - 220 g;
- large red bell peppers - 2-3 pcs.;
- dried herbs (any, at your discretion) - 55 g.
Grind the prepared gooseberries with a meat grinder, finely chop the garlic and add to the mashed potatoes. Throw finely chopped pepper, salt and nuts there. Boil the resulting mixture and simmer for 15 minutes, then add spices and cook the same amount. Leave the sauce to cool overnight, pour into the prepared container.
With garlic and dill
For cooking you will need:
- fruits - 550-600 g;
- peeled chives - 100 g;
- rock salt - 1 tsp;
- hot paprika (chili can be used) - 1 pc.;
- green dill (freshly cut) - 100 g;
- sugar - 175-200 g.
Prepared gooseberries are ground with a meat grinder, sugar and salt are added and boiled. The resulting mass is boiled until thickened, chopped garlic and dill are added, then boiled until the sauce becomes thick, and poured into jars.
Such a seasoning is prepared from the following components:
- fruits - 1000 g;
- hot peppers (chili is suitable) - 2 pcs.;
- onion head - 1-2 pcs.;
- sunflower oil - 3 tbsp. l .;
- chives - 7 pcs.;
- fruits of red tomatoes of medium size - 6 pcs.;
- bell pepper - 3 pcs.;
- vinegar 9% - 1 tbsp. l .;
- dried paprika - 1 tbsp. l .;
- rock salt (not iodized) - at your discretion.
Grind prepared vegetables and gooseberries with a meat grinder, boil, add vegetable oil, add salt. At the end, pour in vinegar. The sauce is boiled for no longer than 20 minutes, and then poured into jars.
The recipe for cooking meat sauce, famous in many countries, assumes the presence of the following ingredients:
- green gooseberry fruits - 1000 g;
- medium garlic heads - 3 pcs.;
- crushed coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp;
- sugar - 2-2.5 tbsp. l .;
- capsicum hot pepper - 1 pc. (large);
- greens of cilantro, parsley, dill, basil, other spices at your discretion - 50-100 g each (at your discretion);
- rock salt - to taste.
Berries and chives are ground with a meat grinder or blender. Chop the herbs finely with a knife, mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. After that, the ready-made sauce is laid out on the banks.
With raisins and ginger
The original sauce is made from the following ingredients:
- fruits - 3 tbsp.;
- onions - 1-2 heads;
- sugar - 55 g;
- rock salt (not iodized) - 1 pinch;
- ginger root - a small piece;
- hot chilli pepper - 1 pc.;
- apple vinegar - 55 ml;
- dried spicy plants - 1 tsp.
Gooseberries, ginger, onions (each component separately) are passed through a meat grinder. All this is mixed in a bowl and put on fire. After boiling, the mixture is cooked for 12 minutes, and then salt, sugar, a mixture of herbs, pepper are added. Vinegar is poured last. After boiling, the sauce is kept on the stove for 15 minutes. and poured into cans.
An unusual seasoning is made from the following ingredients:
- berries - 1000 g;
- chives - 5-8 pcs.;
- fresh green dill - 110 g;
- rock salt - 1 tsp;
- sugar - 1 tbsp. l.
The gooseberries and garlic are ground with a meat grinder, and the herbs are chopped with a knife. Put the mixture on fire, add sugar, salt and boil. If you want the sauce to become hot, add a little hot pepper. After that, throw the dill and boil the ketchup for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, ready-made ketchup is poured into cans.
How to make gooseberry sauce according to Larisa Rubalskaya's recipe
This sauce is perfect for sweet dishes. To prepare it you will need:
- gooseberry juice - 500 ml;
- red currant fruits - 150 g;
- potato starch - as needed, to taste;
- granulated sugar - on your own.
Starch is mixed with sugar and dissolved in juice, placed on fire and boiled, stirring from time to time. After that, they throw the prepared currant fruits, add sugar, boil again and pour into jars.
Rules and shelf life of finished products
It is recommended to store gooseberry blanks in the refrigerator. If this is not possible, then a dry and cold cellar will do. The room should be dark, and the air temperature in it should not exceed +10 C. Finished products retain their properties for no more than 3 years.