Fruit: Garlicky Cranberry Chutney

posted by MollyJ 12-19-102 6:18 AM

Garlicky Cranberry Chutney

Source: Susan Stamberg of NPR (National Public Radio) calls this recipe "my truly favorite cranberry side dish." It's from Madhur Jaffrey's cook book _East/West Menus for Family and Friends_ (Harper & Row, 1987)

1 inch piece fresh ginger
3 cloves finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
4 T. sugar
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1-pound can cranberry sauce with berries
1/2 tsp salt (or less)
ground black pepper

Cut ginger into paper thin slices, stack them together and cut into really thin slivers. Combine ginger, garlic, vinegar, sugar and cayenne in a small pot. Bring to a simmer, simmer on medium flame about 15 minutes or until there are about 4 tablespoons of liquid left. Add can of cranberry sauce, salt and pepper. Mix and bring to a simmer. Lumps are OK. Simmer on a gentle heat for about 10 minutes. Cool, store and refrigerate. Will keep for several days, which makes it a great do-ahead item.

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