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Luchow's Cranberry Sauce

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This time of year reminds me of late autumn in New York and the nightly lighting of the Christmas tree at Luchow's Restaurant. I discovered this recipe for cranberry sauce years and years ago at one of those unforgettable events. Luchow's was originally financed by William Steinway, the piano magnate, who had his concert hall and showrooms venue, Steinway Hall, across the street at Union Square. Music was always almost as important as the great food and every visit was a unique memory of wild game and fabulous music.

The recipe below obviously evolved from the primarily German style for those New Yorkers who preferred a little, or a lot, of heat with their wild boar, venison, turkey or Christmas goose. It's become one of the Thanksgiving standards in most of the Troyer family homes. 

Cranberries with jalapenos, fresh ginger, garlic, lime and pecan bits


12 ounces fresh cranberries

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 or 2 jalapenos, finely chopped

3 inch piece of ginger grated

3 or 4 garlic cloves minced

4 or five limes, including juice and zest

8 oz chopped pecans


Wash cranberries

Combine cranberries, sugar, water, jalapenos, grated ginger, minced garlic, lime juice and lime zest. 

Cook on stove top for 5 to 10 minutes.  

Remove from heat, transfer to bowl and chill. 

Nutritional Value

Cranberries are particularly rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.  

Here's wishing a fabulous Thanksgiving with family and friends for all of our Tasty Tuesday readers.  We are thankful for all of you.

Ellen Troyer with David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff