Uses for squishy berries?

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by spicyjalebi, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. spicyjalebi

    spicyjalebi

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    Hey Gang -

    As I'm sure many of you do every night during service - and at least once a week for what I have in inventory - I pick out the squishy berries I have in stock and freeze them to use for coulis, jam, gelee and sorbet at some future date.  The problem is I'm sick of 4 berry coulis, jam, gelee and sorbet right now.  I've spiced them, sweetened them strained them, blah blah blah . . . I'm so over it, it's not even funny.

    Any ideas for something to do with the every growing stash of mixed frozen berries - raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries - hanging out in my walk-in these days?

    Thanks!
     
  2. cheflayne

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    Dessert soup or as a shooter in a dessert. Send them to garde manager for vinaigrette.
     
  3. durangojo

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    savory glazes...roasted raspberry chipotle, blueberry or mango ginger habanero....all great with pork,lamb or fish....strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.....

    joey
     
  4. spicyjalebi

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    The berries are all mixed so the garde manager and sauce guys don't want them, they just steal my fresh ones.  Maybe a berry foam for my panna cotta or something . . . 
     
  5. chefedb

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    Freeze till you have a decent amount then make a coulis or sauce for desserts. Also not that my spelling is so good  But it's  Garde" Manger not   Garde manager.
     
  6. cheflayne

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    Correct you are. I know better but sometimes my fingers don't pay attention to my brain.
     
  7. cheflayne

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    Make them into a mixed berry curd. Incorporate them into crepe or waffle batter and use as a dessert component. Make a mixed berry terrine.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011