Recipe by Bluestocking
"Try this tart and spicy twist on cranberries for the holidays. It's beautiful, too! The adults in my family demand to have this on the table, but we keep the traditional cranberry recipe for the kids. If you are using fresh cranberries, freeze first and allow to thaw. They'll be much juicier!"
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frozen cranberries, thawed
fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
chopped cilantro leaves
Fabulous! Just the right mix of flavors. Will make this recipe again. MineolaShirley
Sorry, this salsa didn't suit me at all! I was very disappointed w/ the outcome of this. As the recipe directed, I prepared everything in advance, allowing time to sit overnight so that I could serve it w/ chicken tacos the next day. I was a bit worried about how this would turn out b/c it tasted VERY bitter (I "tested" tiny spoonfuls as I was making it), despite adding extra honey to compensate. Something about the jalapeno seemed out of place to me as well. Hoping that the flavors would "meld" overnight, I took another "test" sample b4 making dinner, and, at that point, decided to toss it all (my fiance didn't try this; he HATES cranberries so therefore topped his tacos w/ "traditional" condiments). I 1/2'd the yield amount, so I have plenty of cranberries, cilantro and honey left to use in other recipes (as well as the booze I already had in my pantry - for drinking!), but the $'s spent on jalapenos and limes were a total waste. I think this recipe needs sugar to sweeten it, NOT honey. If you think about it, the tartness of traditional cranberry sauce is balanced w/ sugar, so why mess w/ what already works (?). Oh, and I did freeze my cranberries 1st, and then allowed them to thaw b4 processing (which I don't think made that much of a difference, IMHO). Too bad! This would have been a nice fall salsa to add to my recipe box. It seems that most people enjoyed your recipe, Bluestocking, but unfortunately, it wasn't to our liking :(
I froze and thawed the cranberries and found it too "soft" and syrupy for my taste. Next time I will use half frozen and half fresh. I also used orange juice instead of liqueur. When our family would use it as a chips and salsa dip I added onions and it made a big difference! So for the reviewer, "Mickey", I think I understand your disappointment and fresh chopped onions is what was missing for you. I also used the salsa for our holiday dressing rather than traditional cranberry sauce, and added cream cheese of course for a spread.
Delicious! Can't wait to serve it to my family this holiday season.
Just the right amount of tart with a little kick. Loved it!
Perfect salsa for anything! You will love it!!
This gets better with time. Plan to make it ahead of time. Even my friend who doesn't eat hot peppers liked this one.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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