The Four Seasons Cranberry Relish

Preparation info
  • Makes About

    1½ Quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

  • About

I couldn’t talk about turkey and stuffings without tossing in my favorite cranberry relish. This recipe is from New York’s spectacular restaurant The Four Seasons, where American ingredients have been used inventively for over thirty-five years. It was created by Four Seasons Chef Christian (Hitch) Albin.


  • 1 large navel orange
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger


  1. Cut the orange and the lime, with their skins, into ¼-inch dice. Tie the ginger, cinnamon sticks, chili pepper, and vanilla bean in a little cheesecloth bag.
  2. Combine the sugar and the ¼ cup cold water in a nonreactive, wide, heavy skillet. Heat over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon to dissolve the sugar and brushing down any crystals from