Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Cucumber Relish

Two weeks ago when I went to the allotment I was very excited to find that I had 9 cucumbers that were ready (one or two were more than ready) for picking. Although we love the cucumbers, I wanted to preserve some of that lovely taste for later in the year so decided to search for a receipe for cucumber relish.

Here it is:-

9 cucumbers (diced)

1 red pepper & 1 green pepper (diced), pith & seeds removed

8oz onions (chopped) I used our red onions from the allotment

3 celery stalks (chopped)

1 tbsp mustard seeds

10oz sugar

15fl oz white vinegar

Place diced cucumber in bowl, sprinkle with a little salt and leave overnight. Drain and rinse in cold running water. Put cucumbers into a saucepan with the remaining ingredients. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30-40 mins or until relish is nice and thick. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal.

What could be easier? It tastes delicious and the children love it with "salad bits" as my son calls them. Now we have a winter's supply of lovely tasting relish, together with home made pickle (made from apples from my brother's tree). Luvly jubly!!