Thursday, November 14, 2013

Super Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce*超簡單蔓越莓醬做法


Photos:: Nikon D80+50mm+SB-600 | Original File Format: NEF | 11/01/2013

Thanksgiving餐桌上必要的一道,就是cranberry sauce,儘管很方便可以買到罐裝好的,不過卻都遠遠不如新鮮的cranberries做得好吃,做法其實超簡單,不到十分鐘,就可以做好了......
附食譜做法...


References:
Cranberry
Where are Minnesota's cranberries?
Ocean Spray releases cranberry harvest estimate
Harvest time on the cranberry farm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_Spray_(cooperative)

Cranberries雖是Minnesota的野生植物(native plant),氣候土壤酸鹼值都相當適合,但種植量遠不如鄰州Wisconsin,這其中有一些歷史因素, Wisconsin是美國cranberries最大生產區,佔全國年產量一半以上, cranberries每年約在九月至十一月初採收...

市場上的新鮮cranberries,幾乎都是Ocean Spray品牌,連最常見/最暢銷的cranberry juice,也是他們的牌子, Ocean Spray是co-op company,是cranberry農民合組的公司,總公司在Massachusetts,但也是Proposition 37的支持者,曾捐款$387,100美元,支持反對基因改造成份標示的團體,但不表示是其fresh cranberries是基因改造,但我多年以前就想過,他們的蔓越莓乾(craisins)及cranberry juice用的sugar,可能是基因改造的beet sugar*,我猜是其反對基因改造成份標示的原因, anyway,在此不再繼續談論政治,來做好吃的cranberry sauce吧...

* 因為沒有特別標示cane sugar, cane sugar因為成本較高,所以產品使用cane sugar,大都會標明.





這兒用的是市面上常見的Ocean Spray 12oz (340g)包裝的cranberries...食譜比例是參照其包裝背後的指示,只是做法不太相同(Ingredient ratio is from Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce recipe on the package.)...

Cranberry Sauce 材料及作法: (1 cup=1杯=250ml, 1 tbsp=1大匙=15ml, 1 tsp=1小匙=5ml, 1 lb=454g, 1 oz=28.37g)

  • 1 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 12 oz (340g) package cranberries, rinsed and drained

TIPS 挑選fresh cranberries時,要挑硬硬結實(firm)而不軟的,也不要有瘀傷凹下的,才是新鮮的...

  1. Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil. 
  2. Reduce to medium heat and boil gently for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cool completely at room temperature.
  4. Refrigerate until serving time.

  1. 將所有材料放入鍋內,煮至沸騰
  2. 轉中火,約煮5-6分鐘,偶爾攪拌
  3. 室溫下放涼
  4. 冰箱貯存

BTW,多年以來經驗,這些homemade cranberry sauce,雖沒消毒過瓶子,也可放置一年以上不壞,不過和冰箱溫度及使用時,有無注意舀取湯匙乾淨與否,或有沒有使用器具汙染,種種因素有關,還是儘快食用完畢,除了和剩下的火雞肉製成三明治,也可當果醬使用,不用加果膠pectin,也非常像很有料的果醬...








2 comments:

  1. Hi Annie,
    From the picture, you look like a larger size of you daughter , I make my own cranberry sauce every year too, we won't have fresh cranberry in CA until mid December , this time I'll try you recipe ,Happy Thaksgiving

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    1. Thanks, Hoa! Happy Thanksgiving! I guess the fresh cranberries in CA are probably from Washington or Oregon which have warmer climate. So the harvest time is a bit later. Thanks for willing to give this recipe a try. It's easy and quick.

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