Recipe by Chef John
"This is a slightly unusual and awesomely delicious condiment for the center of your holiday table. It contains ghost pepper hot sauce for a special kick."
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dried candied mango, finely diced
lemon, zested and juiced
finely grated fresh ginger
fresh orange juice
whole star anise pod
1 (12 ounce) package
hot sauce (preferably ghost pepper hot sauce), or more to taste
Chef John has never failed me yet so I am confidently giving this 5 stars and making it the day before Thanksgiving (right now, as I write this, as a matter of fact :-). Will update my review after my family and guests have a chance to taste this intriguing cranberry sauce. As per Chef John's video's recommendation, I kept hunting until I found 'the ghost' - didn't find the brand he used, but did find Born to Hula - Ghost of Ancho just this morning (whew!!!). Well back to the kitchen I go!!!!!
Okay - it's the day after Thanksgiving and votes are in. It was unanimous - family and guests raved about the cranberry sauce. It is officially now a STAPLE at our family Thanksgiving table from now on. SUGGESTION: Give yourself plenty of time to find THE GHOST hot sauce. i found the brand Chef John used (Dave's Ghost Pepper Naga Jolokia Hot Sauce) online, and will make sure to have it handy the next time I make this.
I am adding this to my Thanksgiving menu. I chose Chef John's cranberry recipe over others because of the complexity of flavors he uses with the mangos and spices. I agree with adding hot sauce at the end and the amount of sugar he uses. I will update my review after I make it but if you want something more sophisticated give this a try. I plan to make it the day before.
I would definitely make it again. It was perfect with the entire meal with the right amount of sweet, tart, hot, and complex blend of flavors. I used Tabasco brand habanero sauce because habanero pairs perfect with fruit. You can make this two days ahead. A little goes a long way we have tons left over and I am going to make crostini and top with goat cheese and the cranberry sauce as an appetizer tonight.
Perfect! I loved this intriguing twist on the old standby. The garam masala adds an earthy, fragrant note and the abundant us of citrus zest & ginger give it intense flavor. Plus it's not overbearingly sweet, which I like. I couldn't find ghost pepper sauce so used what I had - Tabasco - just about 4 drops, just enough to barely taste. This is an unusual complement to a Thanksgiving meal and will provide standout flavor without overpowering other dishes.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Mango Cranberry Sauce
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 5
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