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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Spicy Cranberry Sauce in Pinot Noir

Did you receive our LivingAfterWLS Recipe of the Week on Sunday? (If not, subscribe by entering your email address in the Free WLS Newsletters box on the left.) It was all about cranberries. Well, Elise over at Simply Recipes presents a great cranberry sauce using a Pinot Noir as the simmering base. Her food blog is one of my favorites, though not weight loss surgery oriented. She is all about good food with family and friends and you will often find her father and children included in the meal preparation. And, her photography is gorgeous, as you can see in this picture.

Recipe: Spicy Cranberry Sauce in Pinot Noir

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (about 8 ounces)
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
2 cups Pinot Noir or other dry red wine
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Large pinch of Chinese five-spice powder

1 Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cranberries and fresh ginger; stir until cranberries begin to burst, 3-5 minutes.

2 Add wine and sugar; boil until mixture is reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 15 minutes.

3 Add crystallized ginger, curry powder and five-spice powder.

Serve sauce cold or warm. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

Cranberries are a nutritional powerhouse - no longer jellied in sugar and shoved to the back of the dark pantry. Cranberries in all their glory are believed to be a potent cancer fighter, effective in slowing aging, contribute to dental health, reduce the risk of some heart disease and helpful in the prevention of peptic ulcers.

For more cranberry recipes visit Simply Recipes Cranberries.

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