Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sweet Courgette Relish

 I have to start by saying this is not my own recipe, I got it out of a really great book called The Preserving Book by Lynda Brown.  I love this recipe for sweet courgette relish, I used it last year and it tastes delicious.  There are a lot of courgettes growing at the moment and on a hot day they grow really fast.  Not only are we eating them every day, I think I will be making a lot of this. 
 Here is the Recipe:
  • Ingredients 
  900g courgettes  1 large Onion
  500ml cider vinegar
  350g sugar
  2 tsp mustard powder
  2tsp turmeric
  1tsp chilli powder
  2tsp cornflour
  2tsp coriander seeds

  • Chop the courgette and onion as finely as possible. Put them into a heavy-based, stainless steel pan, and pour over the vinegar.
  •  Mix well and place on a gentle heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for one hour.  Remember to open a window as the smell of vinegar can get a bit much.  
  • The relish needs to thicken and should resemble burger relish you can buy. 
  • When it is ready ladle into warm, sterilized jars with non-metallic vinegar-proof lids.   
  • The vinegar makes it taste a bit tart just after being made so leave for a month to let the flavours mature and the sweetness come through. 
  • This taste lovely with meat and also goes well with bread and cheese. So good luck and Enjoy. 

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