Marie Ziemer of Rapid City, S.D., asked for helping in finding a recipe for cranberry zowie. It is "used as a condiment served with roast beef or other meats," she wrote. "I believe it may have had horseradish in it."
Her response came from Lynn Powell of Albuquerque, N.M., who says the recipe was publicized by Susan Stamberg on National Public Radio and was called Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish recipe. Powell says she found it at NPR's Web site and believes it is the recipe Ziemer requested.
Makes 1 1/2 pints
2 cups raw cranberries
1 small onion
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons horseradish
Grind the cranberries and onion together in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Put in a plastic container and freeze. An hour before serving, move the container from the freezer to the refrigerator compartment to thaw. The relish will be thick, creamy and shocking pink.
Tester Laura Reiley's comments: "This is a very pretty and delicious condiment. Obviously, it is most appropriate during the winter cranberry season, but it also goes very nicely with a grilled pork loin during the summer. It takes about one minute to assemble the relish, and since it freezes so nicely it can be made far in advance."
* JoAnn Snader of Ellicott City is seeking a recipe that she lost years ago. "It was for sourdough biscuits but they were more like a muffin, baked in a muffin tin. They were light in texture."
* Bev Brown of Sioux Falls, S.D., wants a recipe for golden mushroom soup.
* Rebecca McCarney of White Oak, Pa., wants a recipe "for the cheese filling that is sometimes used in pastries, such as pockets, etc. I checked all of my recipe books to no avail."
* Carmen H. Plante of Eldersburg is seeking a recipe for a veal/oyster stew that was a winner in the annual oyster cook-off on the Eastern Shore. She thinks it won the 1996 contest.
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Pub Date: 9/23/98