Cranberry Horseradish Sauce
CRANBERRY HORSERADISH SAUCE
Cranberries mixed with sugar and citrus are perfectly fine for turkey, but pork needs something a little different. Here, the tart quality of the cranberries is underlined by the horseradish, and together they enhance the sweet, sturdy nature of roast pork.
1 (12-oz) bag fresh or frozen cranberries
1 (6-oz) jar prepared horseradish, including juice, or 1/4 cup firmly packed finely grated peeled fresh horseradish
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
Bring cranberries, horseradish, sugar, and water to a simmer in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved. Simmer, uncovered, stirring and mashing berries frequently with spoon, until berries break down, 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve sauce warm or at room temperature. Cooks' note:
Sauce can be made 2 days ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered. Bring to room temperature or reheat over low heat before serving.
Makes about 2 cups.