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Neon Green Relish

800g cucumbers, deseeded and finely chopped
400g chopped white onion
200g chopped red pepper
200g chopped green pepper
2 tsp coarse sea salt
1200ml water + 60 ml
700g sugar
450ml vinegar
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
4 tbsp corn flour
A couple of drops of green food colouring if you are feeling daring!

Put all the chopped ingredients in a large bowl.
Sprinkle salt on top.
Cover with water and leave overnight.
In the morning drain, rinse, and drain again.
Press to get as much juice out as possible.
In a large pot combine sugar, vinegar, celery seed & mustard seed.
Bring to the boil; add chopped ingredients back to mixture, return to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Mix 4tbs. corn flour with 60ml of water. Add to mixture gradually to thicken slowly.

If you want an authentic Chicago relish, add the food colouring.

Pour into prepared jars and seal.

An easy way to seed the cucumbers is to cut them in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I couldn't find it anywhere else... very odd thing not to be able to find.