Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks For Meeting Me

After you make and try this recipe, you will be so madly in love with me, you'll become my newest stalker.  I swear.

Last year, we went to my sister a-ster's for Thanksgiving.  It was just the 4 of us, with baby l-ster on the way, and my sister made the whole meal, not allowing much help from me.

She did a lot of the same recipes that we grew up with but with a few additions.  I have stolen this one and then added my own twist and when we become famous on the food network, I declare this will be our signature recipe.

First, the practically no-cal version:

12oz cranberries
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch green onions chopped to 3in lengths
1 jalapeƱo minced
Juice of two lines
3/4 cup sugar
Pinch salt

Put everything in food processor until desired consistency. 

Then you dip whatever you want into it.  By the time she made this, I was so hungry I could have dipped my toe into and eaten my entire foot off.  I think we dipped tortilla chips and I'm pretty sure I dipped celery into it.  I also think I might have just dipped my fork into it and eaten like it was the main course, when she wasn't looking.

Since I had a few trillion cranberries left from earlier this fall, I asked her for the recipe so I could use it this "salsa" for Thanksgiving.
Here it is, all ready for dipping.

And then I thought, hey let's really ramp up the calories and the tangy flavor with some cream cheese and stuff celery with it!

 I have no idea what quantities of the cranberry "salsa" I used or the cream cheese, but just add enough until it looks like this.
You may be thinking this is the most bizarre combination of flavors, but I promise you, your mouth will be working on enjoying these flavors for the rest of this year. 

I stuffed the celery and then had some left, so i just dipped some celery pieces into it.  I don't think there is anything you can't dip into this. 

And the salsa is great on the turkey meat itself.

6 comments:

  1. Wow, I wish I'd seen this in time for Thanksgiving although it is nearly impossible to find cranberries over here. I will try it for Christmas when I'm stateside. looks yummy!

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  2. What a great idea to add some holiday ingredients to salsa. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

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  3. My kids would love this--we love cranberries and cream cheese! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love fruity salsa. I have never been big on Thanksgiving food, came from a family that doesn't and married into one that doesn't lol. So I have never had the traditional cranberry. But I love cranberries. Yes I do love you. ;-) Blog Hop Love!
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