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red vs. black currants - which do i use for what?

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jen223 | | Jul 7, 2010 05:18 PM

so after watching last week's top chef episode, i've become obsessed with making kenny's winning "bananas foster pie with currants & chinese five spice" recipe. apparently it has a great balance of flavors.

however, how do i decide which type of currant to use? the currants are used in both the filling and a toffee sauce. red is more tart, and supposedly black is more "savory" - feel like the recipe could go either way but would have very different outcomes depending on which is used. don't think i've ever eaten a black currant, so i'm ignorant here.

recipe link:
http://www.bravotv.com/foodies/recipe...

please help! thanks!

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