Saturday, November 27, 2010

Chipotle Cranberry Sauce yummy!

Chipotle (left) and regular (righ) homemade cranberry sauce
So I decided to experiment this year with some cranberries and made my own Cranberry sauce. I thought hard about what to put in it, and while doing some work at the office it hit me. I was holding a bottle of squeezitos (a chipotle paste my company makes in Mexico) so there it was. Why not? there is chipotle pretty much on everything these days.

I did the sauce pretty similar than a regular homemade cranberry sauce but added chipotle paste, garlic and a little cumin. Here is the recipe for the base sauce as well as the chipotle version.

Ingredients for base:
12 oz of fresh cranberries
1.5 cups of sugar
The juice from half a lemon
A touch of cinamon to taste

For the chipotle, you will also need one big garlic clove (minced), one teaspoon of cumin, chipotke paste to taste - I used 2 spoonsfool for a medium kick.

So here is how to make it.

Wash the cranberries with fresh water, good cranberroes will float and bounce when dropped - this is really fun to see!!!

In a heavy pot put the cranberries, the sugar and thelemon juice and heat on middle heat until sugar melts. Soon you will see the cranberries begin to pop (yes they do pop), and the mixture begins to bubble. Cook for 5 minutes until bubbles are gone.

At this time add the rest of the ingredients and cook for about 5 minutes until it starts to thicken. I recommend that if you are doing chipotle, add a little but at a time, taste it and if you like it hotter add more. Also, the longer you cook it the thicker the consistency of your final product, so if you like it runny, do not cook it too long.

And that is it!!! put it on a container and you can refrigerate it for a few days, or you can can it if you want to keep it for longer.
Chipotle Cranberry Sauce

Regular homemade cranberry sauce

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