Friday, November 16, 2007

Cranberry-Orange Relish with Ginger



I bought a bag of cranberries today, soon to become cranberry relish for Thanksgiving dinner. The relish recipe below is tart and orangey with just a touch of spicy heat from the crystallized ginger. It's the perfect fresh foil for the rich mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing we will soon be enjoying.

I have much to be thankful for. I hope you do, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cranberry-Orange Relish with Ginger
(Fine Cooking)

Ingredients:
12 oz. fresh cranberries, picked over and stemmed
1 small navel orange, including the peel, cut into eighths
Generous 1/3 cup roughly chopped crystallized ginger
1 T. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. kosher salt

Directions:
In a food processor, combine the cranberries, orange, crystallized ginger, sugar and salt.
Process until coarsely ground, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

20 comments:

Nancy said...

Great cranberries! I grew up on cranberry-orange relish, but never thought of adding crystallized ginger -- thanks for the idea.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Yum!

Ella said...

These cranberries look very tasty. Very vibrant colors!

juj said...

Yum! This sounds delicious and it's perfect timing. The painting is lovely too. I was thinking what a nice hostess gift it would be to have a little print of it with the recipe on the back tied to a jar of the relish....

Sherry said...

Your recipe is similar to mine (put a bag of cranberries and an orange in a blender), but it has the addition of ginger. I love ginger! This year we'll be away at the beach, ignoring Thanksgiving, but I wish you a happy day. Your painting is as fresh as the recipe!

Dee said...

Wonderful colors. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

BMoon said...

Simple, beautiful and delicious....the color is perfect.

Sandy said...

Your relish is deep and rich and bursting with energy - VERY Nice, and thanks for the recipe - Happy Thankgiving!

mrana said...

Oh my, that looks absolutely yummy!

Jess said...

I love those shadows and the use of that very bright blue is gorgeous.

Lynn said...

What fresh, vibrant colors! This is lovely.

martha said...

I love cranberry sauce, and your recipe sounds divine. And your painting is really yummy!

caseytoussaint said...

Yum - sounds delicious. And probably loaded with vitamins too. I love the way you've illustrate the recipe. Thanksgiving is one of the things I miss the most about the US - it really brightens up a gray month - but they don't do it hear in France. Have a very happy one.

mARTa said...

I have to run back out to the store today so I just need the crystallized ginger. Your painting is beautiful! I am having so much fun looking at all the art work on my new imac screen...I was missing so much working on my little laptop screen! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jana Bouc said...

The light and glow in your painting is wonderful! Nice composition too!

Africantapestry said...

Lovely sketch with the cranberries. They look so vibrant and healthy. I love them and the new trendy dried ones go into my salads every time. Thanks for the recipe...I always enjoy seeing a recipe from you here.
ronell

karen blados said...

That's very pretty! Love all the blues and pinks and purples in the shadows!

Serena said...

Lovely sketch, Sharon! Thanks for the recipe....sounds like it would be very tasty ~ :)

Bonny said...

Fabulous painting to go with a great recipe!
How do you keep your paintings looking so crisp and fresh??

mARTa said...

I made it for Thanksgiving. It was so yummy! And made enough that we are still enjoying it! Thanks again!