5 hours ago
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Here is another simple recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
I am not a cranberry fan, but people seem to lick the spoon for this one.
I know there are some people that can't give up their canned, sliced cranberry sauce. I don't think this recipe even resembles that can of disgustingness jello-like congealed condiment.
This is fresh, a bit spicy and you can make it a week ahead!
Cranberry Orange Ginger Relish:
~ 1 bag of fresh cranberries (for some reason my cranberries were not round this year!)
~ 1 1/2 cups of orange juice
~ 1 cup sugar
~ 2 tbsp finely chopped peeled ginger
~ orange peel strips for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Lower heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. You can mash some of the berries if you like. Transfer to a bowl and cool. Garnish with shaved orange peel. You can keep this in the fridge for a few weeks. It's like jam.
A good idea: Spread some goat cheese on crostini and top with a little cranberry relish!
A nice Christmas appetizer IF you have any left!