Sunday, November 29, 2009
I basically spent the long weekend in one of two places, hovering over pots and pans in the kitchen or on the couch stuffing myself. My favorite dish to prepare was this delightful cranberry sauce. The pop-pop-pop of the cranberries splitting as the mixture came to a boil is my new favorite sound. This recipe is simple and fast, and the results are a not-to-sweet, perfectly tangy cranberry sauce that is great amidst the sea of food on your Thanksgiving Day plate or on a turkey sandwich two days later. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!
Orange-Scented Cranberry Sauce
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food
2 bags (12 ounces each) fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 wide strips orange zest, plus 1 cup fresh orange juice
Coarse salt and ground pepper
In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, orange zest and 1/2 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in orange juice. To store, refrigerate, up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before serving.