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Monday, November 21, 2022

Cranberry Salsa

This is the color of Christmas.  It makes you glad you live in Texas so you can add jalapeno peppers and cilantro to something this color.  It just LOOKS like Christmas.  And if you're gonna live in Texas this is the thing to eat for Christmas.

And I will caution you to taste as you go.  Don't blindly add a bunch of jalapeno peppers to anything or you will be sorry, especially if you have a bunch of Yankees amateurs eating your stuff.  I also advise against cutting it into coarse chunks.  Really.  As nice as the green color is, you really are in it for the taste more than the color.  You can let the cilantro be your color.  You don't want to abuse your guests.  

In order to do this, I cut the jalapeno separately up in a food processor after cutting out the membrane and seeds, add an orange in while you are processing it (otherwise there's not enough to process one measly little pepper).  Set the pepper and orange aside in a small dish.  

chop the cranberries in a food processor 
one 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries washed.

bunch cilantro  (go slow...chop and add 3/4....taste and see if you want more)
1 bunch green onions, sliced thin and chopped....
juice of 2 limes
pinch of salt
3/4 cup sugar

after you get everything all mixed together add the jalapeno and start tasting.  

If you don't use all the jalapeno at first, save it and wait until the next day to see if you want to add more.  Sometimes you get a little more brave.  Just remember you can always add more later but you can't take it out once it's in there.

You might even be one of those people to add a second pepper.  Go for it. 

Now, you can add this to a chunk of Cream Cheese or slices of Brie and crackers or whatever else you want.

Merry Christmas.