Fresh Green Gooseberries
Two Seasons - June-July and January
USA (June-July) and S. Hemisphere (January)
Relatives of the currant, green gooseberries (aka white gooseberries, mackerel currents, grosets, grosarts) are large grapelike green berries with stripes and tiny hairs. Their flavor is rather tart, but with some sweetness, almost like a sour grape.
Green gooseberries are sometimes called “cooking gooseberries” because they are generally cooked rather than being consumed raw.
Store gooseberries in a plastic bag in your refrigerator. For long term storage they can be individually frozen & then combined in a large plastic freezer bag.
A few days fresh, up to a year frozen.
RECIPES & TIPS
They also work well in cream based desserts, tarts, pies and custards. Gooseberry dessert recipes almost always call for a significant amount of sugar to mitigate their tart bite.