|The best loved Red Current Relish|
|Fresh Red Currents|
Very simple to make yet intriguing for your taste buds, give this red current relish a try and you will be happy you did. For best results use the best quality fresh ingredients, they make all the difference to the overall flavours.
1 cup Fresh Orange Juice
Rind of 1 orange
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3 cups fresh red currents
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
In a heavy saucepan, place the orange juice, sugar and spices stir well, and place over medium heat, stir - with wooden spoon - until the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the red currents and raisins and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook stirring frequently until the red currents are softened and the juice reduced and thickened.
Remove from heat, stir in the pecans. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours for all the flavours to steep together. Serve along side roasted turkey, chicken or any gamy meats... and be ready for the showers of compliments :) For best results, serve along side my Apple Brined Turkey
It is customary to serve sauces like cranberry sauce, cherry sauce...etc why not go with a different option this year? What is on your Christmas Dinner Menu this year? Leave me a comment and let me know, I love to hear about what everyone is cooking!
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and your families;
with love from my kitchen to yours :)