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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cranberry Orange Relish

I love cranberry orange relish, and I have been trying to replicate a flavor from my childhood, that has cranberries, orange and ginger. I think I have come close here. I like the addition of just a little bit of pepper at the end.

Cranberry Orange Relish

2 oranges
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspooons fresh ginger, peeled cut in fine julienne
12 ounces fresh cranberries
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Zest oranges and add to the ginger. Then juice the oranges and set aside.

In a large saute pan, combine the lemon juice and sugar. Heat up slowly over low heat until the sugar starts to carmelize. When the sugar is carmel in color, add the ginger and orange zest. Stir and cook for one minute. Then add the orange juice, cranberries and pepper. Increase heat to medium, and cook until the cranberries have all burst, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool. Refrigerate.

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