"Vodka" Cranberry Sauce
1 Whole Shallot, Sliced
4 Garlic Cloves, Crushed with Back of Knife
1 Whole Leek (can substitute a small white onion)
2 Cups Frozen Cranberries
3 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
½ Cup Citrus Vodka (this item can be excluded)
5-6 Cups of Light Turkey Stock (can also use Chicken Stock or Water)
Season with Salt & Pepper
Place a sauce pan on medium to low flame. Then add a table spoon of vegetable oil to coat the bottom the pan. Sauté the shallots, garlic, and leeks together to release the fragrance (4-5 minutes). Then add the cranberries and brown sugar to the pan and mix and let all the items simmer for 2-3 minutes. Then add your vodka and let reduce by half, then you can add your turkey stock and let the pan come to a slow boil. Once the liquid has come to a boil just let liquid simmer for a 10-12 minutes for all the flavors to come together. Place the items in a blender and puree it should have slight thickness and consistency. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to your taste bud satisfaction. You can strain the sauce if you would like a smoother texture. This should resemble a sauce, similar to your gravy. Serve warm with your turkey.
Suite & Tender, Executive Chef Anthony Calamari
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