Posted by Tim Vidra / Monday, November 19, 2012
Recipe: Pickled Cranberries
So I wanted to do something different with cranberries this year after receiving two bags in our Thanksgiving Farm Table Box this week. Well, this recipe is certainly something different that I don't think I would have dreamed up on my own — after scouring the web for new ideas, the folks over at seriouseats.com grabbed my attention with their version of pickled cranberries. Yes, you read that right.
What's not to like with ingredients like cloves, juniper berries, allspice, and cinnamon sticks? I also got to pull out the cheese cloth for this one to make a little tea sack of sorts for infusing all of those seasonal flavors together:
The house was filled with holiday smells as these mulled on the stove.
Adding a cinnamon stick to each jar should ensure a nice surprise after opening, no?
After canning, into the bath they go!
Find the full recipe on Serious Eats under pickled cranberries.
These jars will make wonderful gifts over the holidays and I look forward to enjoying a little of their contents over the next week with a little turkey on the side. The nice surprise to this recipe is the leftover brine can be reserved and used in sparkling water as an added flavor!
I will be smoking a Turkey Wednesday night for our feast on Thursday. What is it you most look forward to on the table during Thanksgiving?
E.A.T. local E.A.T. well