Preserves, preserving, Spicy tomato relish, Summer Gardening, Tomatoes

Tomato Relish

Spicy Tomato Relish

Do you have a glut of tomatoes? I always have tonnes of extra tomatoes from my summer crop. I freeze them in batches so that I can make up tomato sauces and relishes at the end of the season. This recipe is one of my favourite.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 kg red tomatoes 
  • 500g sugar
  • 250mls white wine vinegar
  • 15g crushed garlic
  • 7g chopped green ginger
  • 30g ground sea salt
  • 15g all spice
  • 7g cayenne pepper
  • 3 finely chopped chillies
  • 7g ground cloves
  • 30g ground black pepper

Utensils

  • Food processor/Blender
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons (teaspoon & tablespoon)
  • Mixing spoon
  • Heavy based pan

Method

  • Roughly blend the tomatoes in batches
  • Place all ingredients in a heavy based pan
  • Mix well. 
  • Bring to a quick boil and reduce the heat to simmer
  • Simmer for four hours, stirring regularly (often if using a standard saucepan)
  • You will notice the mix will reduce by ½ to ¾ 
  • When it is thick it is is ready to jar up
  • Spoon the mixture into the jars, seal the lid and turn them over on to the lid to cool
  • Decorate the jars as you see fit
  • Can be consumed immediately, but best if left for a month