Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Savory Cranberry Sauce: Sugar Free, Grain Free and Orange Free!

Thanksgiving cranberry sauce is on my mind this week. This year, now that I'm a full-fledged blogger, I will need to make two turkeys, one for you guys so you can have a delicious recipe for your Thanksgiving Dinner and one for my family on Thanksgiving to enjoy. The idea of having to brine and bake two birds is a bit overwhelming but I'm committed to providing you with a great Paleo friendly Real Food Thanksgiving Turkey. I've already ordered my practice bird from my butcher shop, Olivier's Butchery. I will be posting the recipe on Monday, November 19th. The plan right now is to make a Chinese Five Spice Turkey! I hope your mouth is watering.

In the meantime, I can concentrate on a savory thanksgiving cranberry sauce. When I develop recipes, I usually spend sometimes looking through all of my cookbooks to see if anything inspires me. Finding a savory thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipes without sugar and oranges was a hard task. I don't like oranges and am avoiding sugar, so all of the countless generic recipes I saw were not inspirational. But then I opened up my trusty, Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. In the book, Sally has a Cranberry Onion Compote, which sounded like an absolutely delicious savory thanksgiving cranberry sauce! I adapted the recipe to be dairy free and made some other changes to make it my own. Now I'm sharing it with you all so you can make it for your family during this Holiday season!

Savory Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce
3/4 Thompson Raisins
1/2 Sliced Prunes
1 cup hot filtered water
4 medium onions (sliced)
2 tbsp red palm oil
3/4 raw coconut vinegar or raw apple cider vinegar
1 cup white wine
3 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp The Spice House Lemon Thyme
2 tsp sea salt
1 2/3 fresh cranberries

1. Melt 2 tbsp of red palm oil in a saucepan

2. Add sliced onions and saute for 10 minutes

3. Soak prunes and raisins in hot filtered water.

4. Pour wine and vinegar into pan

5. Pour in raisins and prunes as well as soaking liquid

6. Add lemon thyme and salt

7. Add garlic

8. Mix well and simmer uncovered for about an hour

9. Add cranberries

10. Simmer for 20 minutes

11. Remove off of the heat and let cool

12. Pour sauce into a serving bowl and serve with Thanksgiving Turkey

Shared at: Handy Man, Crafty Woman: Wicked Awesome Wednesday #86Gluten Free Wednesdays, Sunday School Carnival, Frugally Sustainable

1 comment:

  1. Could you post the measure for the raisins, prunes, vinegar and cranberries?

    Also a sub for the oil? I can do: olive, avocado or coconut.