Here’s a fun snack idea to add to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities!
Did you know grapes are among the top “lucky fruits” to eat on Chinese New Year?
All of the Zaninovich “Nonas” (grandmothers) made this easy recipe, marrying the fruit of their Croatian Adriatic Sea and the fruit they grew on the islands of Hvar and Vis. Served with crusty bread, it is a delicious one-pot meal.
This palate and eye-pleaser is perfect for impromptu gatherings and holiday entertaining!
One bunch (about 1 pound) red, green or black seedless California grapes
Small sprig of fresh thyme
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
To roast grapes, toss with olive oil and vinegar to coat, then place on a baking tray in a 425° F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until soft and juicy. Add
Variation: Remove grapes from stems prior to tossing in olive oil and vinegar; roast in a single layer on sheet pan.
Serve with French bread and a variety of hard and soft cheeses (see Food & Wine article here for ideas); garnish with mint.
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Give your holiday cranberry sauce a fresh tasting twist, roasting cranberries along with red California grapes. The relish is both sweet and tart, a refreshing addition to a turkey dinner.
1 lb. red California seedless grapes, stemmed
Two 10-oz. bags fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Into a large bowl, toss the grapes with cranberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and pinch of salt.
Pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast, stirring halfway through, until the cranberries and grapes just start to burst, about 15-20 minutes.
Let cool before serving.
Roasted Cranberry-Grape Relish can be made ahead; refrigerate for up to 3 days.