juniper berries

A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which gives it a berry-like appearance. The cones from a handful of species, especially Juniperus communis, are used as a spice, particularly in European cuisine, and also give gin its distinctive flavour. Juniper berries may be the only spice derived from conifers.

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  3. Morning Glory

    Lamb Prebonata

    Prebonata is an unusual Corsican dish, often made with beef or kid. Most recipes (and there are very few that I could find on-line) add the juniper berries to the sauce. Here I decided to marinate the lamb in red wine and juniper to increase the depth of flavour. I used red peppers (as the...
  4. Hemulen

    Recipe Snails with juniper berries and blue cheese

    Snails with juniper berries and blue cheese Preparation: 15 min Serves 6 (starter or snack) Ingredients 24 canned snails (Escargots) 30 – 40 g softened butter 10 juniper berries, crushed in mortar 2 teaspoons minced garlic paste 150 g blue cheese, crumbled (A pinch of salt) Rinse the snails...
  5. murphyscreek

    Recipe & Video Citrus and Juniper Gin Fizz

    Bit of an afternoon delight... Ingredients: 60ml gin 1 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 1 tbsp dried juniper berries slightly bashed 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1/2 orange juiced 1/2 grapefruit juiced 1/2 lemon juiced Sparkling grape juice Ice Method: Make a syrup with the water, sugar, berries, and...
  6. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Poached Fennel, Apple, Juniper Mahi Mahi

    re. Serves 3. Poached Fennel, Apple, and Juniper Mahi-Mahi About a pound (450 grams) of mahi-mahi fillet, or any other firm white-fleshed fish. Leave skin on, if it comes that way. 1-2 ounces / 30-55 grams dried juniper berries. 1/4 cup / 60 mL gin. About 6 ounces / 170 grams...
  7. Morning Glory

    Recipe Lamb with Saffron & Juniper

    Inspired by Moroccan cooking, this is a sort of tagine and its easy to make. The prunes provide a lovely sweet flavour which is balanced by the pickled lemons. Juniper and saffron add a subtle, earthy dimension. I use home made ras el hanout but a ready prepared spice mix is easily available in...
  8. Morning Glory

    Recipe Charred Chicken Breast with Lavender, Juniper and Orange

    ’En papillote is one of my favourite ways to cook chicken breasts, because it keeps them moist and tender. The charring comes afterwards and you will need a culinary blow-torch to do this (every kitchen should have one). This recipe exploits the affinity between orange and juniper. I added some...
  9. Hemulen

    Recipe Celery crêpes with juniper berries

    Celery crêpes with juniper berries Preparation 1 hour + shallow-frying 30 min About 8 crêpes (ø 20 cm), serves 4 (hors d'oeuvre/starter or snack) Ingredients 150-200 g prepared celery stalks (hard stems discarded) 5 dl skimmed milk 2 dl plain flour 2 eggs 7-8 juniper berries, crushed in...
  10. Hemulen

    Recipe Beef liver with mango onion, creamy bacon and juniper berries

    Beef liver with mango onion, creamy bacon and juniper berries Soaking overnight, preparation: 30-40 minutes Serves 3-4 I seldom eat entrails but if they’re tender and well seasoned, they’re a fair culinary complement. Poultry, game and young animals offer the most subtle and appraised livers...
  11. Hemulen

    Recipe Cinnamon buns with juniper berries

    Cinnamon buns with juniper berries Preparation: ~2 hours 6-7 medium-sized buns Buns: 2 dl skimmed, lukewarm milk 11 g active dry yeast or 20-25 g fresh yeast 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamon 6-7 juniper berries, crushed in mortar 1 dl caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg (room temperature) 6 dl...
  12. CraigC

    Recipe Rotkohl

    Ingredients 6 thick slices bacon, diced 4 tablespoons red wine 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced 4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar or cider vinegar 2 heads red cabbage, about 3 pounds total 4 tablespoons brown sugar 3 apples, cored and thinly sliced (do not bother to peel) 1...
  13. LissaC

    Recipe Spicy shrimp

    - 500g shrimp, skins removed (I usually leave the heads) - 4 tablespoons butter - 1 red chili, chopped - 1/4 cup green onions, chopped - 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger - about 60ml gin 1. Melt butter under low heat. 2. Add green onions and the red chili and stir for a minute. 3. Add shrimps...
  14. Hemulen

    Recipe Capesante e bacche di ginepro / Scallops and Juniper Berries

    Capesante e bacche di ginepro (Thawing overnight), preparation 15 – 20 min Serves 2 - 3 Pardon my Italian. I had such a wonderful scallop starter in Lucca two years ago that I want to name this dish in Italian. The appetizer in the old town was flavored with lemon, herbs and anchovy sauce...
  15. Hemulen

    Recipe Beef and pork stew with juniper berries

    Beef and pork stew with juniper berries Preparation: 10 - 15 min, cooking time (oven): 6-7 hours Serves 6 Ingredients 500 g beef 500 g pork (e.g. boneless chuck, rib, chank, flank or round), cut into chunks 2 tblsp butter 10 cherry tomatoes/tiny plum tomatoes, halved 1 yellow onion, cut into...
  16. murphyscreek

    Recipe & Video Juniper, Sage, and Fennel Goat Stew

    Very simple but tasted yum. Ingredients: 1kg goat meat (bone on) chunks 1 large onion chopped 1 carrot sliced 2 stalks celery sliced 1/2 fennel bulb sliced 4 cloves garlic squashed 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 large handful sage leaves 10 dried juniper berries ground with a little salt 1 cup red...
  17. Hemulen

    Recipe Lingonberry kissel with juniper berries and hazelnuts

    Lingonberry kissel with crumbled hazelnuts and juniper berries Preparation time 20 min Serves 4 Ingredients Kissel 2 tbsp potato starch 4 tbsp water 4 dl readymade, sweetened lingonberry (cowberry) juice or cranberry juice Crumble 4 tbsp ground hazelnuts 12-16 juniper berries, abraded in...
  18. Hemulen

    Recipe Fruit, Juniper Berry and Cheese Pie

    Fruit, Juniper Berry and Cheese Pie Preparation 45-60 minutes Serves 4-6 Pie crust 2,5 dl plain flour 0,5 dl rye flour 1,5 dl macadamia nut oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 1,5 teaspoon sugar 0,5 teaspoon baking powder 4-5 tablespoons water Mix all ingredients in a bowl, line a medium-sized, round pie...
  19. Hemulen

    Recipe Zander with pineapple and juniper berries

    Zander (pike-perch) with pineapple and juniper berries Cooking time ~15 min Serves 2 Ingredients 1 + 1 tbsp ev olive oil 1 + 1 tbsp butter (or frying margarine) 1/3 fresh pineapple, peeled, hard parts discarded and cut into small pieces 1 shallot, sliced 1/2 mild green pepper (jalapeno)...
  20. Hemulen

    Recipe Brussel Sprouts, Air-Dried Beef and Juniper Berries

    Brussel sprouts, air-dried beef and juniper berries I placed this recipe in this section as it contains a small amount of meat. Cooking time 15 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients 500 g cleaned Brussel Sprouts (rinsed, defective outer leaves discarded and tips of the stems cut off) 1,5 tblsp...
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