- Course: Side Dish
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Moderate
- Favorited: 10 Times
Can be made ahead of time.
This sauce, which is great with pork, offers just the right combination of sweetness and citrus flavors.
1. Remove the zest from half the lemon with a vegetable peeler. Repeat with half of the orange. Cut the zest into very thin slivers. Bring a small pan of water to a boil. Add the zest strips and cook for 5 minutes. Drain in a wire sieve and rinse under cold running water.
2. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and orange. Stir the lemon juice, orange juice, mustard, cayenne, and salt in a small saucepan until the salt dissolves. Add the port and jelly and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
3. Strain the sauce through a wire sieve into a serving bowl and stir in the citrus zests. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
Spicy Cumberland Sauce
For a slightly spicier version, add an extra pinch of cayenne pepper and a pinch each of ground cloves and ground ginger.
The sauce can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. Good with ham or sausages.
Nutritional information is based on 20 servings.