(so much food...so little time)
When I started this page I thought that I would do an internet search, find a few recipes, copy some links and viola, create a web page with recipes using black and red currants and gooseberries. So I did the internet search and....holy cow...thousands and thousands of recipes. It seems the internet is a much bigger place than it was a few years ago.
Then I thought, how on earth can I know which black currant gastrique recipe, out of the hundreds I found, will be the one you like best? Well I can't. But what I can do is give you a list of different types of recipes to give you inspiration and then you can do the search to find the exact version of the recipe you prefer.
Just remember, we are talking berries here. (really really really yummy berries) But if you know of a recipe using blueberries, raspberries, cherries, mulberries, elderberries, cranberries, etc., you can probably modify that recipe with currants or gooseberries and completely knock the sox off your mother in law at the next family get together.
So here is a list of catagories with a representative recipe in each, but remember there are hundreds more ideas out there. If the recipe calls for orange zest and you have no oranges in the fridge, it will only take a few seconds to find a comparable recipe without the call for orange zest.