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Sean Sherman’s Cranberry Wojape


The cranberry sauce debate: chunky and complex, or sliced straight from the can? James Beard Award-winning chef and Oglala Lakota tribe member, Sean Sherman, shows us how to make wojape -- a Lakota word for a traditional sauce made of berries. On this episode, he shares his recipe for Cranberry Wojape. He’ll teach you just how easy it is to make this homemade version that will not only wow your guests, but also celebrate the original food culture of this land. Plus, we’ll learn what he thinks the meaning of Thanksgiving should be in 2021.

Cranberry Wojape

Makes about 1 quart

4 cups water

8 ounces fresh cranberries

2 ounces rosehips, seeded and dried

3 fluid ounces maple syrup

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth, being very careful of hot liquid.
  3. Continue to simmer until sauce coats back of spoon or desired consistency.
  4. Cool and serve!

Recipe by Sean Sherman, Founder of The Sioux Chef

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