This is an easy home-made cranberry sauce. It is delicious, served with chicken fillets & baked potato wedges. I served braised brown sugared Belgian endive with it. This side dish is widely eaten in Belgian families.
Recipe: For 2 persons, with a bit of seconds
** For the cranberry sauce:
1 packet Ocean Spray cranberries, well rinsed, cleaned & stalks removed
1 orange, skin not treatened, the juice & the zest, finely grated
1 large cinnamon stick
5 tablespoons of red lovely gluten-free port
75 gr white or brown sugar
** For the Braised Belgian endive:
About 2 large Belgian endive ( witlof ) per person, so 4 Belgian endive in total
2 to 6 tablespoons of light or dark brown sugar, according to your taste
**Baked potato wedges, to serve, ( kept warm )
** 2 chicken fillets, no skin, cleaned & cut up into smaller pieces, baked in a pan & seasoned with black pepper & sea salt. ( kept warm )
soy baking margarine
1. Clean the endive. Cut off the rough ends & wash them thoroughly. Boil them for about 10 to 15 minutes until you can prick a fork through them. Drain well. Let them get completely cold & keep aside. You can do this a few hours before dinner & keep them in the fridge.
2. Now, make your sauce. Take a medium large cooking pot & add the cranberries, the orange zest, the juice, the cinnamon stick & the port. Mix well & bring to the boil on medium high heat. Cook for about 5 to 10 minutes until the cranberries pop & begin to burst. Let the sauce thicken a bit, but not that every berry has popped! Taste! When the sauce has thickened enough, take off the heat & add the sugar. I added all the sugar but the sauce will still be a bit sour & not too sweet. Place on the fire to let the sugar melt & stir well. Turn the heat off. Remove the cinnamon stick. Keep warm.
3. In the meantime, take a large cooking pot & add baking margarine. Let it melt on a medium heat. When melted & sizzled, add the cooked well-drained endive & place them into the cooking pot. Top with 2 to 6 tablespoons of brown sugar & scatter it over the top of the Belgian endive & place a fitting lid on. Braise for about 5 to 10 minutes per side & then turn them over. Your endive will lay in a kind of sugar syrup,…. mmmmmm,….
4. Serve with chicken, top with the sauce, serve with the baked potato wedges & the braised Belgian endive.
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