Saturday, November 17, 2007

Cousin Jean's Zingy Cranberry Relish!

This was a hit at our Thanksgiving celebration last year. My cousin Nathan's smart, funny, beautiful wife, Jean, hosted us at their home and she made a relish that I still remember fondly and can almost taste. I begged for and got the recipe, and am sharing it. I'm also going to be making it for our dinner this year.

Here you go ~ your tongue will thank you!

Cousin Jean's Zingy Cranberry Relish

2 cups cranberries,

1/4 c. red onion, small dice

1 lg. jalapeno, seeded and chopped finely

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice,

2 oranges, peeled, cut into ¼” pieces reserving the juice,

2 tsps. fresh grated ginger,

1/2 c. sugar,

2 c. celery, diced,

1/4 c. fresh mint leaves, chopped,

1/4 c. pecan pieces, toasted, finely chopped

Place everything except the mint and pecan pieces in a large saucepan and heat until cranberries pop and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and mix in mint and pecans.

Can store for 3 days before using to let flavors blend.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

4 comments:

Feather on a Wire said...

My mouth is watering.
I'm going to save that one for the cold goose on Boxing Day.
Sally

Mrs. Mel said...

Thank you so much for sending me your recipe and now I have found your blog. Gosh I must read more!
Melody

mountain-quiltist said...

Sally, I hope you enjoy it though I'm not familiar with a cold goose...lol.

Melody, I saw that your Dave loves Mexican food, so I assumed that anything with Jalepenos would be right up his alley.

Happy Thanksgiving to you both!

Raquel said...

nummy! I'm so going to try this!