Kitchen Notes

Aji Dulce Cranberry Sauce

by Thomas Kelly on Nov 20, 2020

This is a slightly spicy, delicious cranberry sauce Chef Enzo put together after a trip to the Union Square Greenmarket this week. We found some incredible chilies called Aji Dulce, which have the slightly sweet flavor of a habanero but very little heat. 
  • 2 Cups White Onion (diced)
  • 1 Cup Diced Poblano (diced and deseeded)
  • ¼ Cup Garlic (whole) 
  • ½ Can Chipotle in Adobo
  • 1 lb Fresh Cranberry
  • 2 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar 
  • 1 Fatalili Chili 
  • ½ Cup Aja Dulce Chilies (or another fresh chili you like or have on hand)
  • 2 Tbsp Smoked Salt
  • 1 lb Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Whole Clove
  • 1 Tbsp All Spice
  • ½ Cup Oil 

In a medium sized pot add oil and heat on high for 5 minutes until oil starts to smoke.
Once oil is hot add onions, poblano, cranberries, chipotle in adobo, garlic and fresh chilies sauté for 2 minutes.

Add dried spices and cook for 1 minute.

Add brown sugar, smoked salt, and apple cider vinegar and bring mixture to a boil for 5 minutes.

Once boiled remove immediately and pour directly into vitamix and blend on high for 5 minutes straight until completely smooth.