Rhubarb Gastrique Recipe

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"Gastrique" is a fancy name for a simple but delicious reduction of fruit (rhubarb, in this case) and vinegar. It is terrific with any meat, especially game or roast pork. Wine vinegar is best, but use what you have.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb - very finely chopped
  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste
  • few grinds of black pepper
  • sprig of fresh rosemary, sage or any herb suitable for the meat to be served (optional)
Directions
PREP
5 mins
COOK
15 mins
READY IN
20 mins
  • In a non-reactive saucepan, boil sugar, vinegar, and water until reduced by half.
  • Add rhubarb, salt and pepper, and herb(s).
  • Boil until rhubarb is soft and mixture is very thick, 5 - 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning and remove any  herb sprigs. Serve as a condiment with any meat. Keeps well refrigerated.
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