persian red currants?
Posted 24 March 2005 - 07:36 PM
She called them dried red currants. She was mysterious as to her source and I have not been able to find more, either on the internet or in middle eastern markets.
Can anyone tell me their Persian name and where I can find more? I used all that I had to make the ?(then I put them back in the freezer)
Thanks in advance
Posted 24 March 2005 - 08:43 PM
Posted 24 March 2005 - 08:56 PM
Thanks! I'll do a search for sources. I was taught to plump them in hot water and put them on top of the rice with a bit of saffron tinted rice for contrast. Is this common?
Posted 24 March 2005 - 09:44 PM
I don't get it, but is it the same berry that you use when you make sumac..
Posted 24 March 2005 - 10:58 PM
and a possible online source http://sadaf.com/store/product108.html
my experience is limited to periodic dabbling, but that treatment sounds correct. the barberries i've bought in persian stores seem much darker-may just be the stock.delicious little things anyway!that is a lovely photograph.
Hector,i believe sumac is rhus coriaria and barberries as grown in iran would likely be Berberis vulgaris var. asperma
Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:57 PM
I've bookmarked both links and the photo does look almost exactly like those I have. Now that I have a source I will not be so sparing with them. Seriously, no one could touch them because I was afraid to not have enough for the next polow.
Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:36 PM
Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:20 AM
They are excellent in many dishes.
Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:34 AM
I saw an article about the various fruits that support eye healt in Prevention magazine 3 or 4 years ago and have been buying them ever since. They are also great sprinkled on salads, in sandwiches and etc.
Posted 11 April 2005 - 01:41 PM
Persian rice is on the menu for this weekend. I'll try to remember to take pictures and post on this thread for the sake of interest.
Andie, I'll try them in salads. That sounds really good!
Posted 12 April 2005 - 02:09 AM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:40 PM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:15 PM
Does anyone know how these might be related to the Cranberry or the the German Preiselberren ?
This might answer some of your questions.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 07:52 PM
You never cease to amaze me. What a wealth of information!
I wasn't able to make the rice this weekend, just too hectic. Soon, maybe.