We get plenty of Wild Blackberries around here in rural North Carolina. If you can beat the wild animals and the heat, a leisurely trek through a few fields can yield a pretty nice cache of berries. In addition to the ubiquitous pie there are a few unexpected things you can do with your bounty. After scouring the web for a bit, I discovered that the blackberry is just as versatile as it is tart and sweet:
Blackberry Spinach Salad
Blackberry Port Sauce With Pork.
Blackberry Gastrique, Roasted Baby Fennel and Arugula
Southern Blackberry Shrub
Grilled Chicken Polenta with Nectarine Blackberry Salsa
Blackberry Avocado Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Mixed Berry Gazpacho