Saturday, November 24, 2007

Raw Cranberry Relish

Raw Cranberry Relish

* 2 cups fresh or defrosted frozen cranberries (sort through and toss the bad ones, remember this is raw and bad cranberries will be too mushy or too hard)
* 1/4 cup diced red onion
* 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
* 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
* 2 oranges peeled and chopped
* 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 2 stalks celery chopped small to fine depending on your tastes

Place cranberries in food processor, and pulse to chop coarsely. Add onion, jalapeno, lime juice, orange sections (and their juice), and ginger. Pulse until everything is chopped and blended.

Transfer to a bowl. Mix in sugar and celery. Refrigerate for at the very least 2 hours and up to 2 days. Seriously do not skimp on the last step. The sugar needs to melt and blend with the cranberries otherwise you have a grainy consistency and the cranberries will be too tart and the sugar too sweet. Definitely plan to make this the day before you want to serve it for the absolute best results.

This is so good you will want to eat it by itself. It compliments almost anything - depending on how many people you are serving you may have to double the recipe. Trust me, you'll be happy to have leftovers of this stuff!


Gary said...

This really was sooooooooo good, I do hope there is a bit left for a hungry student.

Momwithahook said...

Just letting you know I used the photo and recipe in my entry to the Squidoo Thanksgiving Cook off for Charity

I gave credit to you for both the recipe & photo.


Salty Miss Jill said...

This is going on my TGiving table this year. I'll give you a full report!