Candy Ginger & Apricot Cranberry Relish

Serves: 12-14 people as a condiment
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1-tablespoon olive oil
1 medium size onion, small diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 7oz pack Mediterranean apricots, small diced
3 tablespoons minced candy ginger
1 cup orange juice
2 15 oz cans whole cranberry sauce
¼ teaspoon Chinese 5 spice (optional)
½ bunch cilantro, finely chopped
1 orange, zested

Directions:
Place a medium saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil, onions, garlic, kosher salt and cook for 5 minute or until the onions are soft and translucent. Meanwhile, chop the apricots and candy ginger into small pieces and place into the saucepan, add orange juice. Cook the mixture until the juice is adsorbed completely into the mixture (about 5 more minutes). Once the orange juice is cooked down add in Chinese 5 spice and cranberry sauce. Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl and let cool down. Once the cranberry sauce is cool to the touch, add in chopped cilantro and orange zest. Great for the holiday – serve with Turkey, Chicken, or Lamb.

Cranberry Relish Recipe

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Ginger Braised Pineapple

Serves: 4-6 people
Cooking Time: 1.5 hours

Ingredients:
1 Ripe Fresh Pineapple
1 Vanilla Bean (Or Substitute with 1 Table Spoon Vanilla Extract)
1 Bottle of Sweet Riesling (Or Substitute with Apple Juice)
2 Table Spoons Fresh Ginger (pealed and diced)
½ Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups Tap Water
¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Directions:
Peal pineapple, remove core and cut into 6-8 rings. Place all ingredients including pineapple into a stockpot. Cover the pot and simmer on medium heat for 1 hour or until pineapple is tender. Remove pineapple rings from the liquid. Best served warm with favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet.

Trying to watch your weight? Substitute ice cream with fresh seasonal berries!

Braised Pineapple Recipe