Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Krista's Blueberry Reduction

If you're a fan of shows like Top Chef, you're heard the contestants talking about reductions. It seems like at least one or two of them make a reduction on every show. Reductions aren't complicated. In fact, they're exactly what they sound like -- liquids that are reduced. In other words, they simmer until they cook down, leaving a more intense flavor.

I've been experimenting with a blueberry reduction. It's very simple, almost no-brainer cooking.

Krista's Blueberry Reduction

2 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 cup sweet red wine
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup water

Place all the ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and let simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes to an hour. Stir occasionally.

That's it. Couldn't be easier. Equally delicious with meats, vanilla ice cream, and pudding.


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