How to store gooseberries
If gooseberries are hard, they will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks. If you want them to ripen further, leave them out of the fridge.
How to prepare gooseberries
Gooseberries generally need topping and tailing before you cook them, unless you’re going to sieve them as part of the recipe. Just pinch off the stalk and the little ‘tail’ with your fingers.
Quick tips for gooseberries
Gooseberries are not just for pudding. They make a great sauce to go with mackerel, salmon or pork – the sharpness cuts through the richer flavours perfectly.
But if it’s pudding you’re after, you won’t go wrong with a gooseberry crumble or pie. Gooseberries go particularly well with elderflower – it feels like the ultimate seasonal thing to put a few heads of elderflower in to cook with them. Give the combination a go in our gooseberry and elderflower fool.