What To Do With Lots Of Star Gooseberry Fruits?
April 26, 2017 7:24pm CST
We call it karamay. And the season of fruiting is now. So when you look at gooseberry tree in the backyard, lots of the fruits are already in golden yellow color, which means they are already ripen. Back to my question, what is the best thing to do with the fruits before they're got rotten? I'm planning to pickle them. But I don't know to pickle. So I guess I need to watch lots of videos on youtube and read posts in blogs in doing this. In our region, lots of this fruit are wasted because people just consume as fresh or dip in vinegar with salt. Need to level up the pickle.
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We call that "layuan" here in Bicol. We used to have that at my parents' backyard, but was uprooted by a typhoon. I missed them. I used to love eating them in our childhood. We would put them in a bottle , put some salt then shake it until it's soft to eat and has the salty taste. Yes, you can make them into a pickle.
@ilocosboy Recipe for compote 400g star gooseberry fruits 250 g of sugar 3/4 cup of water 2 red chillies(crushed) 1 teaspoon of tamarind paste 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice Instructions 1. Heat a cooking pot on medium heat. Then add the water, lemon juice and star gooseberry fruits. 2. Mix well and bring to a boil (5 minutes) 3. Add sugar and let the mixture cook on low heat for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. 5. Then, add the chillies, tamarind paste and some salt. Cook for another 15 minutes on low heat. And then it's done
I too have them in my garden. You just add sugar 1:4 where on is sugar and 4 are the star gooseberries. Put the stuff in a glass or plastic container and keep it in the fridge. shake the stuff daily until all liquid oozes out. throw out the fruits, add a preservative to the liquid and there you have a concentrate that you can use for months. (Do not wash the berries but just wipe them.) You can also make jam.
wow..mouth watering we call it "oosirikayalu" or "amla" , they are very good for health and with lots and lots of vitamin c. we can make amla pickle ,amla murrabba ( a sweet dish) or just soak in water with little bit of salt and turmeric and eat after 3 or 4 days. try anything or all of these as you have lots of amla as i can see.