WHAT’S COOKIN’ AT NORMA’S HOUSE?MMM…SPICY RELISH

“Relatively” speaking, Norma is my first cousin. We go back to a time when cousins were raised in close family relationships and we all enjoyed reunions where everyone brought a dish to pass and a copy of a recipe was always being requested.  Now in the retirement years the miles have come between us, but the love in relationships remains. Check out this mouth watering recipe she gave me many years ago. I think you’ll like it!

SERVES 4

1 med. onion coarsely chopped

1 package (10 oz) frozen mixed vegetables – thawed

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/3 cup water

3 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp mustard seed

1/2 tsp salt

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(Salt note; Salt enhances sweet flavors.  Proper function of salt is to develop and bring out natural food flavors, not to make foods taste salty.  Sprinkle small amount on or in fruit juices.  It increases sourness of acids and increases sweetness of sugars.)
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1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce

In 2 cup jar or small bowl, mix onion & vegetables.  Set aside.

In small pan boil vinegar, water, salt, sugar, mustard seed & hot sauce. 

Reduce heat.  Simmer 5 minutes. Pour over vegetables.

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

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Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

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Grandma Matteson’s Perfect Pickle Relish

 

2 Qt Cucumbers – Peeled and Ground

2 Qt Green Tomatoes – Ground

18 Onions – Ground

Add 1/3 cup salt – Mix

Let stand overnight

Drain

2 Bunches of Celery – cut fine or ground

3 Red Sweet Peppers – Chopped

8 Green Peppers – Chopped

1 TBLSP Celery Seed

1 TBLSP Mustard Seed

5 Cups White Sugar

1 1/2 Qt Vinegar

Mix together Cook 1 hour

Can while hot

A little green food coloring makes a difference in how it looks

Makes 10-14 Pints

copyright@2019

Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck

http://www.thatremindsme.net