Leftover cranberry orange relish-need suggestions!!
- trolley Nov 30, 2008 10:41 PM
I have about 2 cups of delicious cranberry-orange relish leftover and not sure what to do with it. I think i would like to toss it with sliced plums and make a galette or does that sound too much with plum, orange and cranberry? does anyone have a cake recipe that i can toss these into? other recipes/suggestions are welcome. thanks!!
Hi trolley. Maybe you could try making a chutney out of your relish to serve with savory dishes, like pork or chicken, or leftover turkey. Depending upon how sweet your relish is, try adding 1/4-1/2 cup of vinegar (red wine, white wine, cider, rice wine, sherry), some sugar or honey, a touch of cinnamon, clove, allspice, or nutmeg or all 4, 1/2 of a sauteed onion (white, yellow, or red), garlic, 1 seeded or unseeded (how hot do you like it?) jalapeno, diced, maybe 1/4 c of toasted, chopped nuts (pistachios, walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts). Start by sauteeing the onion, add chopped garlic and jalapeno, sweat, add vinegar and sugar or honey, spices, boil and reduce until almost dry, and add nuts. I love chutney, and chutneys love fruit, spice, and sour.
last night we put a scoop of our homemade cranberry compote on top of turkey-brown rice risotto with some dolce gorg.... gotta do something with all that stuff!
read a recipe using an ounce or so in a cocktail with gin, amaretto, lemon juice... doesn't appeal to me, but you get the idea....
I had some cranberry chutney for breakfast the Day After.....on top of yogurt with a drizzle of local honey. Yummmmm.
to riff on the rice: use it in a rice salad, with celery, chopped turkey or chicken, maybe some chopped apple, some mayo or olive oil, and thinly sliced red onions. maybe some goat or feta cheese crumbles.
or use it by adding some to duck sauce or plum sauce, and dip fried spring rolls in it.
what about cooking some with sugar, like suggested upthread, making a sweet-ish paste/chutney, and wrap puff pastry around the chutney, with a hunk (or bite-sized chunks) of brie or sliced manchego. bake till golden grown and delicious.