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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Caribbean Cranberry Compote

I usually make the standard cranberry relish listed on the fresh cranberry package but decided to spice it up this year.

1/4 cup    Malibu Caribbean Rum  with natural coconut flavor
1/4 cup    Mango Tropical Rum Liqueur
3 inch      Vanilla bean
1              Orange
1 cup       Fresh Cranberries
2-3 tbl     Unsalted Butter
1/4 cup    Sugar

  • Slice the cranberries while you melt the butter in a skillet
  • Add the cranberries to the skillet along with the sugar, vanilla, and rums (be careful of the flamable alcohols)
  • Flame the mixture to burn off the excess falmable alcohol
  • Allow the cranberry mixture to boil but be carefyl not to burn
  • When the cranberries are cooked smash the cranberries into a mush while continuing to cook.
  • Add the zest of 1/2 an orange and mix well into the mixture
  • Continue to cook on med to hi heat until the cranberries has thickened, remove from heat and allow to cool - I placed the mixture in a metal bowl and placed in the freezer to cool it quickly
Serving Suggestions
This is a beautiful deep red dish with a fair amount of texture.  Served in a white bowl with an appropiate ladle or spoon makes this both a visual and tasty side dish.

1 comment:

  1. Stephen, this sounds wonderful. This is my first visit here and I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers. I'll be back often I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary