All across the Caribbean, Gooseberry stew is a hands-down favorite. It is so delicious and so easy to make. There is so special way to make Gooseberry stew. Everyone basically uses the same recipe. Below are the ingredients needed to make this Crucian staple.
1 cup gooseberries
2 cups Brown Sugar
Approx. 2 cups water
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
Wash 1 cup of gooseberries and remove the stems. Then boil 2 cups of water, and add 2 cups of sugar. It is important you bring the mixture to a boil, then add 1 cup of gooseberries, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 tsp of grounded cloves, and 1 tsp of grated nutmeg. Lower the heat to medium and cook for approximately 20 minutes. Once the mixture begins to thicken, remove the cinnamon stick. You can then transfer the gooseberry stew to a sterile jar and wait for it to cool before eating. Mmmmm delicious!
If you think gooseberry stew is delicious wait until you try gooseberry ice-cream! But that’s another story.
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