Monday, 23 April 2007

Tomato Relish

This one is my absolute favourite recipe from my Nana I love this relish I eat it on toast by itself or in a sandwich with cheese. I don't like to add too many ingredients to the sandwich as I don't to lose the taste of the relish. It is so yummy you will want to eat it by the spoonful which is actually not a bad idea must remember that next time I make it! By the way sorry but it's in imperial measurements!


3lb Tomatoes diced (1.5kg)
White Vinegar
1 lb White Sugar (500gms)
1 1/2 tsp Mustard powder
1 lb Onions diced (500gms)
1 tbsp Curry Powder
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

  • Diced tomatoes and onions and sprinkle with a little salt. Let stand for 12 hours and then pour off the liquid.
  • Put tomatoes and onions into a pan and pour over enough vinegar to cover them.
  • Boil for 5 minutes
  • While boiling mix together Curry Powder, Mustard and Cayenne Pepper with a little vinegar add to the pan
  • Add the sugar and boil for 30 minutes
  • Thicken with a little cornflour dissolved in water if necessary
  • Pour into jars that have been washed and heated in a oven for 20 minutes to sterilise them. Seal immediately after filling.


Anonymous said...

How much vinegar do you use? Most recipes seem to have a couple of cups but yours doesn't say!


Erica said...

Hi Lucy,
My recipe has no measurement either it simply says enough to cover the tomatoes and onions. I made a quadruple batch and needed 3 litres if that helps.

Lucy Hoffman said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe Erica - you are right it's delicious! We have already onto our second jar and I don't think the other two will survive through to winter! Yum and so easy.

dONNA said...

Wow, this relish is beautiful! It has the perfect amount of bite. Just finished making my first batch and am about to make a relish and cheese sandwich. The rest will be given away for chrissy presents. Thanks.

Unknown said...

Loved this recipe just made it and it is so easy and yummy .