Chef Edward Hayden’s Christmas Relish
Cranberry, Apple and Orange Relish with LBV Port from Quinta do Crasto
Chef Edward Hayden returns to Wines Direct this year with his oh so popular Christmas Relish recipe. You may also want to check out Edward Hayden’s Buttered Christmas Turkey & Stuffing recipe.
You will never again return to the shop bought cranberry sauce after tasting this delicious commodity. This also makes a delicious gift for friends and family.
8oz/225g fresh cranberries
1 cooking apple-peeled and diced
3oz/75g caster sugar
Juice & zest of 1 orange
1 cinnamon stick
Add all the ingredients into the pot and boil gently for 10-12 minutes until the majority of the liquids have reduced. The sauce should have a nice crimson red colour.
Transfer to a sterile jar and label. This relish has a shelf life of approximately 3 months.
Leftover relish can be added to gravies, stuffing’s, fruit crumbles etc.
To sterilize the jars wash them out with boiling water and then place in a warm oven (130C for approximately 15-20 minutes until completely dry-this will help to offset rancidity).
Quinta Do Crasto Late Bottled Vintage Port
Quinta Do Crasto’s Late Bottled Vintage Port has exquisitely complex flavours of red fruits with a spicy character. The exquisitely elegant palate exhibits velvety soft tannins and great depth—a well balanced and persistent finish.
You may also want to check out the Christmas Day Survival Kit. There are 6 Bottles to get you through the big day from a wonderful Blanquette de Limoux to kick things off, four exceptional and food-friendly French bottles, as well as Quinta Do Crasto’s LBV Port to sip by the fire and drop in your Christmas Relish.
Chef Edward Hayden
Edward Hayden is a chef and food writer and is very well-known to audiences from his weekly cookery slots on Virgin Media’s Ireland AM. He also presents a weekly radio show, ‘The Saturday Show with Edward Hayden’, every Saturday morning on KCLR96fm. Edward works as a culinary lecturer in Waterford Institute of Technology and is the chef and proprietor of The Edward Hayden School of Cookery’ in his native Graignamanagh. Edward has published three cookery books ‘Edward Entertains’, ‘Food to Love’ with O’Brien Press (which was awarded the prestigious Kerry Food Book of the Year) and ‘Food for Friends’ with O’Brien Press. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his next book.