I know working with fresh cranberries could sound a bit… nicely, tart, but bear with me.
Honestly, I didn’t know you could consume fresh cranberries till I was an adult. Following all, it is not like you take them out of the bag and pop them in your mouth. At least I do not. Yes, I now know you can consume them raw and that there are these with, shall we say, various taste buds that are satisfied to consume them fresh.
My husband becoming one particular of these persons, it is no surprise that he likes fresh cranberry salad or relish. His mom created it each year for him at Thanksgiving. When she was alive she would drop by and casually drop off a bowl. She normally created added for him.
I by no means paid a lot consideration, considering the fact that I preferred cranberry sauce and I was busy with three youngsters below five. I discovered a lot from my husband’s mother – I discovered how to sew and garden from her, but I by no means discovered how to make her cranberry relish.
Life becoming what it is I had not believed about one particular of my husband’s favourite Thanksgiving treats in a couple of years. Then this year whilst preparing out Thanksgiving dinner with my youngest son (the chef in the loved ones), I went to pull the recipe from my recipe book only to find out I didn’t have it.
A sinking feeling came more than me. You know that feeling when you have lost some thing important – your purse, your wedding ring, a loved ones recipe…
The only way I can manage factors like that is to discover a way to make it much better, attempt to repair it, even if it will by no means be Precisely the identical.
So with my budding chef, I set out to recreate the recipe. I place with each other a list of factors. When we had gathered anything, then the mixing, blending, and taste testing started.
I believed it would take weeks, but definitely it only took a couple of hours. Turns out my “taste” memory is much better than most of my other memory. And so we meticulously wrote down the recipe. I place it in the handwritten recipe book that my son and I share when we discover a keeper. And for a small added assurance, I’m sharing it with you. You will create it down just in case, will not you?
Cranberry Relish Components
- two cups fresh cranberries
- two medium oranges or four mandarins
- two medium granny smith apples
- two inches (or a small much more) ginger
- 1 ½ cup pineapple
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 cup chopped pecans (and a couple of halves for garnish)
Be certain to wash your cranberries.
I appreciate fresh pineapple and this pineapple corer tends to make it so effortless to eliminate the skin.
See, excellent rings! For this recipe, we’re going to chop up the pineapple, but you can use the rest of the pineapple rings to decorate (as a garnish) a different recipe.
Granny Smith apples go ideal in this recipe but you can use any type of apples you have on hand.
If you do not have fresh ginger you can normally use a small ginger powder.
You can use mandarins as an alternative of oranges. I look to normally have them on hand this time of year, and I’m a large fan of working with what I have in the kitchen at the moment.
These colors are astounding.
Be certain to only pulse your meals processor, for the reason that you want to preserve some of the texture of the fruit.
Location all components into a meals processor or higher powered blender and pulse till relish is formed. Mix in pecans and use halves for garnish.
If you can, refrigerate the relish for at least a day – the cranberry flavor will commence to come by means of a small bit much more.
Do you have a recipe you treasure?