Magazine article Sunset

Cranberries with a Bright Bite

Magazine article Sunset

Cranberries with a Bright Bite

Article excerpt

Several fruits have the distinction of being basically inedible without help. One is olives, another cranberries. Cranberries have the advantage because they can be used raw. My favorite way is this old relish: grind a bag of cranberries and 1 or 2 seeded oranges (with peel on), adding just enough sugar to reduce the pucker. No roast turkey should ever appear without it.

I also like to add cranberries to other dishes, including meat, where their color and tang is a plus. Red cabbage gets new life with cranberries and complements roast pork, ham--or goose.

Red Cabbage with Cranberries

Cooking time: 1 1/2 hours

Prep time: 20 to 25 minutes

Makes: 8 servings

2 red cabbages (about 2 lb. total)

About 3/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup cranberries

3 1/2 cups apple juice

2 teaspoon caraway seed

Salt

1. Cut 8 to 10 outer cabbage leaves free at stem and pull off gently to avoid tearing. …

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