If I may digress, I’m well aware that roast chicken scares some people, though I’ve never been sure why. It’s not pâté de canard en croûte, and even that isn’t all that scary. Take a bird, throw it in the oven. Yeah, once you’re used to that, you can do things like put oil and herbs on the skin, you can truss it up, and so forth. In the end, it’s all just throwing a bird in the oven and letting it cook (I like a nice, hot 375° oven). And while it’s cooking, you can make cranberry relish in just a few minutes.
|No food processor |
can hack up a whole orange.
The recipe is (frequently) on the back of the bag, but not on the most recent one I bought; it had a recipe for whole berry cranberry sauce. But you can have whole berry cranberry sauce anytime! It doesn’t require fresh cranberries and it keeps. The only way to make cranberry relish is to start with a bag of fresh cranberries.
There isn’t much else involved. Here’s the entire ingredient list:
One bag fresh cranberries, washed.
1 medium-to-large navel orange
4 ounces honey
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
|Remember to get rid of any bad ones.|
This is perishable, so store it in the refrigerator, and use it over the next few days. It never lasts in my house.
And remember, after the end of the year, the fresh cranberries are all gone, not to be seen again until next fall. Make cranberry relish while you can. It’s not just for Thanksgiving. And think of how expert you’ll be by Thanksgiving if you start making it now. You’ll be ready to tweak the recipe to your own taste.
- I don’t think it would set off well against beef or lamb. You’d really need cranberry ketchup for that, but one cranberry dish at a time, okay? ↩
- Duck pâté cooked in pastry. I haven’t made it, but it doesn’t seem much harder than just plain old duck pâté, which is labor intensive, but not actually difficult. ↩
- I’ll get to that too. ↩
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