Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Staff Writer
Ginger

Stock.XCHNG/jeff1980

Ginger

Here's a simple cranberry sauce that's fragrant with a hint of ginger and the essential oils of orange zest. It's the perfect sidekick to a perfectly roasted turkey at Thanksgiving dinner, and sure to please guests. Plus, it's a snap to prepare.

See all ginger recipes.

Notes

*Note: Frozen works as well, but the texture will be different.

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  neutral cooking oil, such as canola or grapeseed oil
  • 2  Pounds  fresh cranberries*
  • 1-2 ounces ginger, peeled with a spoon and chopped very finely
  • 3/4  Cups  light brown sugar
  • 1/4  Cup  freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  finely grated orange zest
  • Pinch of  sea salt

Directions

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the cranberries and quickly pan-roast them, stirring frequently until they start to give off liquid and break down. Add the ginger, brown sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and salt, and reduce the heat to a simmer.

Cook for approximately 25-30 minutes, stirring. If it dries out too much and starts to stick, add a small amount of water and continue cooking. It should be a thick purée with some of the cranberries still intact. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
72mg
17%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
58µg
15%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
216mg
31%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
126mg
8%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
51g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.