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Cumberland Sauce

Updated February 23, 2016

This sauce, which is great with pork, offers just the right combination of sweetness and citrus flavors.

Prepare ahead:

The sauce can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead.  Good with ham or sausages.

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 mins

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text15

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionBuffet, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Courseside dish

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturesavory, sweet, tart

Type of Dishsauces

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • Good pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup ruby or tawny port
  • 1/3 cup red currant jelly

Instructions

  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.

  4. Variation

  5. Spicy Cumberland Sauce

  6. For a slightly spicier version, add an extra pinch of cayenne pepper and a pinch each of ground cloves and ground ginger.

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