I’m at home today preparing for Thanksgiving – it’s the one holiday that we always host at our place, and tomorrow we have a record-setting 25 people for dinner!
For the last twenty-five-or-so years I’ve made this cranberry bourbon relish, which has become somewhat of a cult favorite among family and friends – if you care to try it, here’s how:
Bourbon Cranberry Relish
Combine 1 cup bourbon, 1/4 cup minced shallots, and grated zest of one orange in a non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a boil over moderate heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until bourbon is reduced to a glaze, about ten minutes.
Add one package of cranberries and one cup of sugar, stirring till sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and simmer until cranberries open, about ten minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in one teaspoon ground pepper. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.
makes 10-12 servings.
Enjoy, and have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving!