Local Chef Jim Gop
SIMPLE SIDE WITH A SURPRISING KICK
3/4 c. honey, divided
6 tbs. champagne vinegar, divided
16 oz. fresh cranberries
Working in batches, into a medium sauce pan, add 1/4 c. honey and 2 tbs. champagne vinegar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Add just enough cranberries to cover the bottom of the pan in one layer only. Return pan to stove and heat over medium low flame, stirring carefully from time to time. The cranberries should be plumped, but not burst. With a spoon, remove any burst berries from pan. After about 8 minutes, the cranberries should be soft and plump. Test the largest berry in the pan to make sure it is tender.
Transfer soft cranberries to a container. Repeat process until all ingredients are used, cleaning pan between batches.