Juniper Berries


The small, blue-black berries of the juniper bush are best known in the culinary world for flavouring gin, and their smell and flavour brings this to mind immediately. However, they are also very well-suited for pairing with wild meats, as their sharp, piney taste cuts nicely through strong, rich flavours for a pleasant contrast. The berries are always sold whole, but they are soft and easy to crush in a mortar or with the flat of a knife. We use these in our Juniper Berry Spice Rub, which is an excellent dry rub for grilled game meats and is wonderful in bison burgers and stews.

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