TV Thanksgiving Dinner

TV2 sport held a contest for their NFL fans in November. The prize was an authentic American style thanksgiving dinner cooked in their home by me! It was broadcast live during the breaks and half time of the football games on November 27th.

Signe and I went out to Køge near København and set everything up. It was a lot of fun and the Danes enjoyed tasting authentic American cuisine.

Here's the menu we made for them:
  • Mulled cider with rum
  • Brined roast turkey
  • Apple sage and bacon stuffing
  • Maple roast baby carrots
  • Succotash
  • Baked sweet potatoes with marshmallows and pecans
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Apple cranberry crumble
Here's my recipe for cranberry sauce:
  • 1 orange
  • 200g sugar
  • 50ml port
  • 375g cranberries
  • 1 apple, finely chopped
1. Finely grate the zest from the orange and squeeze the juice. Dissolve the sugar in a medium pan with the port and the orange juice.

2. Stir in the cranberries, apple and orange rind. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes until the fruit is soft and the juices are slightly thickened.

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