About Food – Rachuli Blackberry Sauce with Roast Chicken

Wild blackberries can be found throughout Georgia’s mountainous Racha region (Georgian: რაჭა) and the berries are used extensively in local cuisine. Blackberry sauce is used for special occasions and celebrations. In this recipe we show how to make Rachuli blackberry sauce to accompany a roast chicken.

Rachuli Chicken with Blackberry Sauce - Copy

Ingredients: 400 grams of blackberries, 1 whole chicken, 25 grams of fresh green coriander, 2-3 cloves of garlic, one third tsp of dried dill (or 1 stem of fresh dill) and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

Blackberries

Preparation: The chicken may be boiled, roasted or cooked in ‘tabaka’ style. We roasted ours. Roast the chicken on 180 C heat until cooked.

Roast Chicken - Copy

Cut the roasted chicken into medium sized pieces.

Roast Chicken Pieces - Copy

Mash the blackberries with the back of a spoon.

Mashing Blackberries - Copy

Prepared Blackberries - Copy

Add the garlic, coriander, dried dill and salt to a mortar and crush and squash.

Garlic and Herbs

Sieve the mashed blackberries and then add the crushed garlic/coriander/dried dill and salt mixture.

Adding Herbs

Mix thoroughly.

Blackberry Sauce

Serving: Allow the chicken to cool a little before adding the blackberry sauce.

Rachuli Chicken with Blackberry Sauce ready for Serving - Copy

Enjoy your Rachuli Blackberry Sauce with Chicken!

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