Ok.I have posted plenty of recipes but the have all been the Troll-house kind.
It's time for some real recipes.
I am posting my Cranberry Bourbon Relish recipe (not mine per se.. found it a long time ago and make it every year). It is a favorite around these parts and I get people asking me for it every year.
And now I post it for all to enjoy.
So I invite all Kossacks to post ONE recipe.. their best Holiday/Thanksgiving one to share with the rest of us.. and maybe warm a trolls belly.
CRANBERRY BOURBON RELISH
2 c. bourbon
1/2 c. minced shallot
zest of 1 large orange
2 (12 oz.) bags fresh cranberries
2 c. sugar
1 t. fresh grated ginger
2 t. ground black pepper
Combine in a non-reactive saucepan (not aluminum) the bourbon, shallots, ginger and orange zest. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer til it reduces to a syrupy glaze (about 10 minutes). Add cranberries and sugar, raise heat and bring to a boil stirring to combine. Lower heat and cook til cranberries start to burst. Remove from heat and add pepper. Cool and refrigerate til needed.
Notes: I was hesitant to try this recipe at first, but believe me, it is incredible. The Bourbon and cranberry flavor is amazing.
Don't freak out while you're cooking it.. those cranberries will pop and turn mushy.. I promise.