This week’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Cranberries. These little round red berries are packed full of antioxidants. They are great added to salads, scones, breakfast cereals, salsa, muffins, and of course in a sauce with your Thanksgiving turkey. Cranberries are grown in northern swampy areas from New England to the Midwest. They are available fresh October to December but you can get them frozen all year round.
If you buy fresh cranberries and have extra, place them on a cookie sheet and pop that into the freezer for 2-3 hours until frozen. Then place the cranberries into freezer bags. Make sure they freeze thoroughly before putting them into the bag so they won’t stick together.
There are my unconventional ways to cook with cranberries. The most interesting way I have eaten cranberries was in buffalo sausage from Cibola Farms. Buffalo Cranberry & Wine Sausage with Pork was paired well with pasta and was a big hit at my house.
What was the most interesting thing you have eaten with cranberries? What are your favorite ways to use cranberries? I hope you will share your recipes here with Mr. Linky or leave them in the comments section. Please make sure they are your original recipes. After you share yours, check out what others have shared and please share the link back to this blog post. To find out all of the rules for sharing visit our Friday Foodie Fix page.
Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ……….squash!