14
Nov
13

Orange Cranberry Sauce and Herb Gravy

Orange Cranberry Sauce and Herb Gravy

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Orange Cranberry Sauce 

Ingredients :
12 ounces fresh cranberries
3/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
1/4 cup maple syrup
OPTIONAL ADD:
1/4 cup golden raisins
Directions  :
Mix all ingredients together in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until the berries begin to pop. Take off the heat and let cool. It will thicken as it cools. Serve at rook tempurature. Can be made several days in advance.
 
Herb Gravy
 Ingredients :
2 Tbl fat or turkey drippings (I used chicken fat from stock making)
3 Tbl tapioca flour
2 cups turkey or chicken stock (preferably homemade), warmed
2 tsp finely chopped fresh herbs (I used sage, rosemary, thyme)
Salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients :
1. Whisk together fat and tapioca in a small saucepan. Place the pan over medium-low heat and continue to whisk until the mixture is bubbling and beginning to brown.
2. Add the warm stock slowly while whisking. Whisk the mixture smooth, add the herbs, salt and pepper and cook until the gravy begins to thicken about 10 minutes.
3. Remove from the heat. It will thicken more as it cools. Can be made up to 2 days in advance. Keep refrigerated and reheat before serving.
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