Monday, October 13, 2008

Make Your Own Relish

Ever tried to make relish? It's so easy! Use some of that free zucchini or yellow squash everyone is offering now.

Barbecue Relish

4 cups finely chopped zucchini

1 cup finely chopped onions

1 medium sweet red or green pepper

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

2 Tbsp. pickling salt

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/4 cup white vinegar (you can use apple cider vinegar)

1 Tbsp. celery seed (optional)

1 tsp. mustard seed

1/2 tsp. each, dry mustard and ground cloves

1. Combine zuch, onion, pepper and celery in large bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and cover with cold water. Let stand for 1 hour. Drain veggies in a sieve, pressing out excess moisture and reserve vegetables.

2. Combine sugar, vinegar, celery seed, mustard seed, dry mustard and cloves in a large stainless saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and add reserved vegetable mixture. Return to boil, reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered for 45 minutes or until mixture thickens.

3. Add to hot jars. Process 10 minutes for 1/2 pint and 15 minutes for pint jars.

1 comment:

Meridith @ The Road Less Traveled said...

OH YUM!!! I'll have to try this!! Farmer's Market, here I come!!

I found your blog on the Joyfully Living Blogroll... it is so great to connect with other Christian women.

Off to read more of your blog...