Turkey Day Is Coming

How do I know? Because I start gathering ingredients for my Habanero-Cranberry Relish. Yes this does use a Habanero, but it is not as spicy as you would think. There is a lot of sugar and that really counteracts the heat. I would put the heat level about with Pace medium salsa, your experience may vary.

Habanero -Cranberry Relish

2 bags of fresh cranberries. Washed, sorted and chopped. I use a food processor it makes the job so much easier, and, well, I’m lazy.
Zest and juice from 1 medium orange
1 medium (baseball size) red onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon grated garlic
2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 Pickled Habanero chopped finely (more if you like it hotter)
1/2 cup Maple syrup
1/2 Brown sugar (approximately)
Let it sit a day and come back, taste, add salt, and fine tune the flavors.

For the record this is a best guess recipe. I have been making this for the better part of 10 years and the whole process is done by smell. When it is right there is a perfect harmony of orange, ginger and maple smell.

PS My favorite part of this is for sandwiches after the big day. This and Mayo will make your leftover Turkey sandwich heavenly. 😀

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3 thoughts on “Turkey Day Is Coming”

  1. Heaven in a relish it is. =) But I’d say it’s at least a Pace “hot” equivalent. Ok, my mouth is watering!! Bring on the turkey!!

  2. um… why/ how do you sort cranberries? ( does this pratically kick me off for asking such a question?) Can I just leave out the stupid pepper? I can’t even do mild salsa! would it ruin the relish or just take out the heat? looks fun.. I might have to try this one.

    1. Fill a bowl with water throw out the ones that sink. Then as you are moving the cranberries back to the food processor look for ones that are squishy throw them out as well. You can leave the pepper out but it will suck 😉 actually it would taste different, but would not be bad.

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