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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  1. Hemulen

    Recipe Juniper Banana

    Oven-grilled banana with juniper berries Preparation time: 10-12 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients 1 banana, sliced 10 well-ground juniper berries 2 teaspoons sugar 2-3 tablespoons butter 3-4 tablespoons skimmed milk Preparation Place the sliced banana in a braiser with no lid. Sprinkle the...
  2. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Gravlax

    As I mentioned in the Challenge thread, I was inspired by Hemulen; specifically, I was fascinated by the Ceviche propio de Hemulen. I wondered how seemingly aggressive flavors would play on a fish. I thought about making that exact recipe (and I think I will someday), but I decided instead to...
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  4. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Juniper Berries Flavoured Stewed Octopus

    Getting a very soft octopus and not chewy takes time, in fact the trick is all in the resting time after cooking octopus: the longer it rests the more tender the octopus will become. The juniper berries then will release even more of their aroma and you will be in Sardinia. Serves 4...
  5. Hemulen

    Recipe Pork chops with juniper berries

    Pork chops with juniper berries This is an updated family recipe. Preparation ~15 min, 6-8 hours in the marinade, cooking time in the oven: 60-75 minutes Ingredients 6 pork chops 1 one-clove garlic (or 3-5 cloves), chopped 3 shallots, coarsely chopped 6 juniper berries, crushed 6 allspice...
  6. Hemulen

    Recipe Pollo con bacche di ginepro

    Pollo con bacche di ginepro Chicken with juniper berries Ingredients 8 medium-sized chicken legs For the marinade: ½ dl ev olive oil zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 ½ teaspoons salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon cumin (jeera) ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed ¼ teaspoon turmeric...
  7. Hemulen

    Recipe Juniper berry ice cream

    Juniper berry ice cream Preparation time: 10-15 minutes Freezing time: 6 hours 400 g sweetened, condensed milk 4 dl double cream 1 teaspoon of juniper berries, crushed in mortar zest of 2 limes 2 tablespoons of lemon liqueur (Limoncello) a pinch of salt Ha-ha. I added a few juniper berries +...
  8. Morning Glory

    Recipe Cauliflower and Egg Mornay with Juniper Berries

    The resiny pine taste of juniper berries adds piquancy to the mild nutty cauliflower and lifts the egg’s low sulphurous notes. Enrobed in a creamy mornay sauce, this dish is warming autumn/winter comfort. I like to make this in individual cast iron skillets. The mornay sauce is made with Gruyere...
  9. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Detroit River Blues Gin

    I based this recipe on one posted on Serious Eats. I couldn't find cardamom pods (I know a place 40 miles from my house that had them, but didn't feel like making the drive). I also couldn't find chamomile or lavender anywhere, and didn't want to mail order them, so I used the lavender/chamomile...
  10. Hemulen

    Recipe Ceviche propio de Hemulen

    Ceviche propio de Hemulen Preparation time: 12 hours Serves 4-6 Ingredients and cooking instructions 700-800 g boneless salmon fillets or fresh tuna, cut into chunks __________________________________________________________________ 3 dl water 5 clove buds 3 bay leaves 1 dl white balsamic...
  11. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites Recipe Challenge: Juniper Berries and/or Gin

    Welcome to the CookingBites Recipe Challenge. The current challenge ingredient is juniper berries and/or gin. and TastyReuben is our judge. To enter, all you need to do is post a recipe containing juniper berries and/or gin as a new thread, tag it cookingbites recipe challenge and post a link to...
  12. Morning Glory

    Recipe Black Beans in Brown Ale

    I usually cook black beans in a spicy Mexican style sauce but wanted to try something different. Slow cooked beef in brown ale is a traditional British way to cook beef and here and I set about trying to re-create something of that deep and dark savoury taste in a vegan bean dish. Juniper and...
  13. CraigC

    Recipe Bavarian Sweet-Hot Mustard

    Ingredients 1-1/2 cups quality white wine vinegar 3/4 cups beer - dark or medium, just whatever flavor you prefer 3 ounces apple juice 8 ounces Mexican cane sugar (unprocessed cane sugar juice reduced to a thick syrup then dried in molds, very dense and hard, color similar to dark brown sugar)...
  14. Morning Glory

    Recipe Cabbage Wedge Stuffed with Juniper Butter 'en Papillote'

    This is a lesson in how to make healthy cabbage ‘unhealthy’ but delicious. Cooked ‘en papillote’ the green outer leaves of the cabbage stay green and flavours are intensified. The caramelised cut edges provide umami flavour and juniper adds a hint of pine forest. Serve on its own with some...
  15. Morning Glory

    Recipe Braised Fennel with Mushrooms, Juniper and Sage

    This was a genuine experiment - I had a hunch that juniper berries might work with fennel. I munched on a piece of raw fennel with a juniper berry squashed and rubbed on top. Oh my - that works, I thought: the delicious conifer notes of juniper with the slightly sweet aniseed fennel is magical...
  16. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Sweet, Hot & Sour Mustard Sauce

    So, this mustard spice challenge.... I just had to make some of my own for a change. I have loads of different mustards in and around the place, from yellow mustard seeds to black/brown mustard seeds, to wholegrain mustard, to Coleman's mustard powder to Swedish mustard and back to French...
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