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Spicy Red Cranberry Relish
About 2 cups
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large jalapeños, preferably red, seeded and finely diced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 12 ounces cranberries
- Put sugar, jalapeños, lemon juice, salt and cayenne in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar, and simmer 2 minutes.
- Add ginger and cranberries, stir to coat and bring to a brisk simmer. Reduce heat to medium and let mixture cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have softened and no liquid remains in pan, about 15 minutes.
- Let cool and taste. Add more cayenne or jalapeños if desired. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.