grated orange zest
- in a saucepan bring port, water, sugar, salt, and star anise to a boil, immediately remove from heat, cover, and let it stand for 20 minutes to infuse the flavors.
- return the liquid to a boil, add cranberries, return to boil, lower heat to simmer.
- cook for 8-10 minutes until cranberries pop and sauce thickens.
- remove star anise and stir in orange zest.