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Black Cumberland Sauce

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"My 'Black Cumberland' version of the traditional red currant Cumberland sauce, uses black currants and some very browned onions. Serve this sauce, hot or cold, alongside any meat roast."
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30 m servings 179
Original recipe yields 6 servings (0 cups)


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  1. Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onions in the hot oil, until nearly dark brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Pour wine into the saucepan, bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half, about 1 minute; remove pan from heat.
  3. Stir currant jelly, orange juice, orange zest, lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar, black pepper, mustard powder, ginger, cayenne pepper, and salt into onion mixture until combined.
  4. Bring sauce to a boil; remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 179 calories; 0.9 41.8 0.3 0 2 Full nutrition

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A journey of flavour! My family and I loved it.

I used this sauce successfully beside sauteed medallions of venison loin.

I have made this three Christmases in a row using whole cranberry sauce instead ( because black currant sauce isn't available to me ). I love it with cold turkey and ham!

Tastes exactly how I remember from my childhood. Great flavor and a nice accompaniment to poultry dish. Yum.