Fresh Cranberry Condiments
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will share a recipe for a condiment made with fresh cranberries. You can use this Thanksgiving Condiments in a number of different dishes, and they will all taste great. I use this to make a salsa, a creamy dip, a fruity drink, and even shots.
I love all kinds of berries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, so when I saw fresh cranberries in the grocery store, I bought two big bags. Only later did I find that fresh Cranberries are hard, sour and a bit bitter in taste. To compensate for the sharp, acidic flavor, I tried many experiments, with the two big bags I brought. This recipe is one of the successful ones.
In this recipe, fresh cranberries are chopped and mixed with salt, sugar, and chopped green chilies, and left to rest for a few hours. This smoothens the berries’ tartness and the salt, sugar, and spice blend together to give a unique taste. After a couple of hours, this mixture starts to leave juice. I strain the juice, which is a spicy sweet and sour syrup and store it for later use. The condiment is the strained cranberries, I add this in any salsa made with any fruits, to add a spicy sweet and sour taste. You can use this condiment to make creamy dips to enjoy with crackers. This is good in marinates as well.
4 hr, 20 Prep Time
4 hr, 20 Total Time
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- 3 Cups of fresh Cranberries
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 5 Green Chilies
- Chop cranberries and green chilies in a chopper
- Add salt and sugar.
- Adjust salt, sugar, spice as per your taste
- Rest for 4 hours
- Strain the liquid from the mixture in a strainer
- Store it in air tight container for couple of days to use.
- Drained juice can be stored as well.