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I have a question about the recipe "Ribs with Black Currant Barbecue Sauce" from anka. Has anyone made this with red currant jam? I have several jars of it, and indeed, have never seen black currants available locally.

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Stephanie B.
added 9 months ago

I haven't made this, but I think it would work with red currants. They're usually a little more tart than black currants, but have a similar flavor, no? They might give your sauce a little more tang, which doesn't sound bad to me.

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karla taylor
added 9 months ago

Black currants taste nothing like red currants. Nor do they taste like gooseberries. But black currant jam is not hard to find.

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added 9 months ago

Karla Taylor--
If course you're right about the gooseberries.
They & the other 3 are part of a berries substitution chart i was working with.
And not everyone can find black currants, hence the suggestion to mix in some Cassis for flavor,
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added 9 months ago

Correction: "of course"

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added 9 months ago

Or use a shot or two of Cassis (made fron black currants) with one of red currant, elderberry, blueberry or gooseberry jam.

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