some tried and true recipes, and add a few new ones to the dinner menu. Being
American-Armenian, we often mix-and-match our menu items to express our
gratitude to our birth country and our ancestral home.
year’s mix-and-match Thanksgiving feast. My recipe for Cranberry-Orange-Pomegranate Relish follows.
Pumpkin or Apple Pie
|Apple Pie for Thanksgiving|
|Boorma, another Thanksgiving dessert option!|
|Preparing the relish|
In a non-reactive saucepan, stir together the cranberries,
sugar, zest, orange juice, water, pomegranate juice and cinnamon stick. Turn
heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover, and
simmer gently and stir occasionally, about 10-15 minutes or until cranberries
begin to burst. Discard cinnamon stick.
Transfer to a bowl
and allow mixture to cool for about 15 minutes. Mixture thickens as it cools. Cover
and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Garnish with pomegranate arils, if desired.