Cranberry and red onion sauce

Serves 6-8

This is a slightly more savoury version of the sweet cranberry sauce that we have become accustomed to in this country. The red onions and orange juice take the edge off the cranberries – and it makes a great accompaniment for turkey, goose or game.

1 large red onion, peeled, halved and finely chopped
2tbsp vegetable or corn oil
250ml orange juice
150-200g Demerara sugar
250g cranberries, fresh or frozen

Gently cook the red onion in the vegetable oil for a couple of minutes until soft, add the orange juice and 150g of the sugar and simmer until it has reduced by half.

Add the cranberries; continue simmering for about 10-12 minutes until the cranberries begin to break up.

Stir in more sugar if necessary; remove from heat; leave to cool.