POSTED IN For Consumers ON 5/18/2013
Today was primarily dedicated to school fundraisers, so we were challenged with dinner prep. This morning we started thawing a frozen pork tenderloin with lemon/garlic marinade. This evening we made up a quick saskatoon berry sauce, and then steamed green bean almondine. What a simple way to enjoy an awesome dinner! Notice how well the saskatoons held their shape…
The recipe for the saskatoon sauce, from Kelly Rossiter, and based on one pound of pork tenderloin, is as follows:
1 Cup saskatoon berries
1/4 C red wine (we used a local cabernet sauvignon)
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp corn starch (optional)
In a small pot place the berries, sugar, 1/4 cup red wine and lemon juice and heat until boiling. Lower heat and let cook for 15 minutes or so, until berries are tender. If you are using corn starch, mix the starch with a bit of water and pour into the berry mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for a couple of minutes, stirring. If the consistency is too thick, you can add a bit of water.
POSTED IN For Consumers ON 5/16/2013
Fresh or frozen Saskatoon berries
Pie pastry or store bought tart shells
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 packed brown sugar
1 pinch salt
1 cup corn syrup
2 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
Prepare muffin pans by rolling out pie dough and cutting circles slightly larger than the muffing cups. Fit dough circles into muffin cups; set aside in fridge until ready to fill. If using store bought tart shells, place shells into the muffin tins
In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Place a few Saskatoon berries in each tart shell. Pour the butter mixture into all tarts. Make sure that you only fill mixture about 3/4 full otherwise filling will overflow when baking.
POSTED IN For Consumers, For Growers ON 5/8/2013
Here is an article by Neil Moran, published May 1st, regarding the growing interest in saskatoon plants: The Saskatoons Are Here!
I am sorry to report that this article is not referring to the fruit. As of today, it’s still too early. Check in with us again come mid-late June to see who has berries ready to pick and/or purchase.