Tomato Relish

Introduction Of Tomato Relish 

Tomato relish is very uncommon condiment among people and has many uses.It can take many forms according to different recipes.It is like pickle and can have sweet to savory flavor that depends upon the ingredients and the methods used to prepare this condiment.It is like an American form of salsa and its flavor and texture is like that of ketchup. It is chunky and you can have a better experience and taste if you use it in place of ketchup.

Use of tomato relish is given below this recipe

Tomato Relish
Tomato Relish

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare Tomato Relish 

Ingredients,quantities and methods to Prepare this condiment along with techniques which makes the cooking more easy and healthy.

Ingredients And Their Quantities To Prepare This Condiment

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total cooking time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Makes 4 cups

1.5 kg tomatoes,roughly chopped

3 large onions chopped

2 cups soft brown sugar

2 cups tarragon vinegar

2 cloves garlic crushed

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 tablespoon dried mustard

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 teaspoon ground allspice

Method To Prepare This Condiment

1.Combine all the ingredients in a large pan.Bring the mixture slowly to the boil,stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.

2  .Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour ,stirring occasionally,until the mixture is thick.Spoon into warm sterilized jars, and seal while the mixture is still hot.Store in a cool dark place.

Uses Of Tomato Relish

(1) Tomato relish can replace the ketchup as you can use this condiment in place of ketchup for better taste.You can use it to spread on the top of the meat loaf before baking as it gives a rich tangy topping.For instance mix 1/2 cup in meatloaf,meatballs and hamburger patties before shaping and cooking for best taste.

(2) Use tomato relish between the slices of bread,cheese slices etc in place of ketchup as it will give a better taste than the ketchup.Use 1 -2 tablespoons of this condiment in your slices for the best taste. You can use it as a substitute of tomatoes when tomatoes are out of season  or not available

(3) Spread tomato relish on the pizza dough in place of tomato sauce and it will give your pizza a better taste 

Mango Chutney

Introduction To Mango Chutney

This Mango Chutney Is Low In Calories

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare Mango Chutney

Ingredients,quantities and methods to Prepare mango chutney along with techniques which make preparation  more easy.

Ingredients And Their Quantities To Prepare This Condiment

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total cooking time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Makes 2 cups

3 large mangoes

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup white vinegar

2 small red chilies,seeded and chopped

5 cm fresh ginger grated

½ cup dates finely chopped

Method To Prepare This Condiment

1.  Peel the mangoes,remove stones and chop flesh;sprinkle with salt.

2.  Place sugar and vinegar in large pan and bring to a boil.Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

3.   Add the mango ,chilies,ginger and dates.Simmer for 1 hour or until the mango is tender.Pour into warm and sterilized jars and seal.Store in a cool ,dark place.

Serve with curries,ham sandwiches, sausages or on cold meats.

Fruit Chutney

A fruit chutney is a delicious and a most misunderstood condiment and has a variety of its usages in many different dishes like roast meats,salads,chaats and many fried dishes like chicken rolls,vegetable rolls etc and its different uses are given below this recipe.

FRUIT CHUTNEY
FRUIT CHUTNEY

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare Fruit Chutney

Ingredients,quantities and methods to Prepare fruit chutney along with techniques which makes the cooking more easy and healthy.

Ingredients And Their Quantities To Prepare This Dish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Total cooking time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Makes 5 cups

500 g green apples

500 g pears

2 onions chopped

1/2 cup sultanas

1/4 cup currants

1 cup soft brown sugar

2 cloves garlic chopped

3 cups cider vinegar

1 teaspoon five spice powder

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1/4 cup tomato paste

Method To Prepare The Dish

1 . Peel core and dice the apples and pears.Combine apples,pears.,

onions,sultanas,currants, sugar,garlic,vinegar,spices and tomato

paste in large heavy based pan.

2.  Bring the mixture to the boil over medium heat.Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 1 hour.stirring occasionally,until the fruit is tender.

3.  Spoon into warmed and sterilized jars and seal while still hot.Store in a cool dark place.

SERVE with cold meats ,cheese or sausages

About Fruit Chutney And Its Uses

Fruit chutney is the worlds very delicious condiment and it is very misunderstood.The people who tried it say that their kitchens will never be without it and the people who didn’t try it are scratching their heads that what this fuss is all about.Fruit chutney because of its ease to prepare,its great flavor and vast variety of option to use this chutney with many dishes.A list of some of the uses of fruit chutney are as under.

  1. You can use it in your chicken salad and also use it in your sandwiches for better taste.
  2. Mix it with tour ground beef or pork and use it for sausage roll filling or use for meatloaf.
  3. When making a meat pie serve it on the side of a meat pie.
  4. Have it with any kind of cooked pork dish for instance pork chops,tenderloin,ham ,etc.
  5. It can be served with grilled sausages
  6. Serve it with roasted turkey or chicken.
  7. With pate it can be served for a great taste.
  8. Pour chutney over warm goat cheese and serve for a great taste.
  9. For a tasty dip mix it with green yogurt
  10. Use it as a dipping sauce for all your fried items like samosas,chicken,beef vegetable rolls,etc.
  11. With grilled cheese sandwich it can be served for great taste.
  12. Serve it on the side of Indian dishes like curry
  13. With cheese,veggie or any sort of burger it can be served for a refreshing taste,

Chili Jam

Introduction To Chili Jam

Chili jam is a delicious condiment which is made especially to enhance the taste of many dishes and can be used in many ways.Ways to use the chili jam are given below this recipe.

CHILLI  JAM
CHILLI  JAM

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare Chilli Jam

Ingredients,quantities and methods to Prepare chili jam along with techniques which makes the cooking more easy and healthy.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Total cooking time: 30 minutes

Makes 1 cup

12 red jalapeno jellies

2 medium ripe tomatoes

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 green apple, finely grated

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

Method To Prepare The Dish

1 .  Cut the chilies in half lengthwise then remove and discard seeds.Lay cut side down on an oven tray and place under a hot grill until the skin is black.Cover with foil and leave to cool.

2..  Cut a small cross in the base (opposite stem end) of the tomatoes ,cover with boiling water and leave for 2 minutes.Drain and cool.Peel the skin and from the chilies and tomatoes and chop the flesh finely.

3.  Combine the onion, apple,vinegar and sugar with the tomato and chill in a medium pan.Stir until the sugar has dissolved and bring to the boil.Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to a month

NOTE  Use sparingly as a relish with cheese or cold meat or add to soups and stews for extra heat.

Uses Of Chili Jam

  1. Chili jam gives a great taste if used with different pastas and pasta sauces like stir it with spaghetti sauce it will give a great taste.

2.  In summer pasta sauces you can use it to make summer sauces spicy and warm.

3. It can be brushed over a roast pork to make sweet and spicy glaze and it should be brushed over the roasted lamb,pork etc for the last 30 minutes before it is done.

4. It gives a great flavor if mixed in chocolate cake mix before it is cooked.

5. For the purpose of chicken marinade mix it in mango chutney to give a great taste.

6. Can be mixed in salads to enhance the taste of salads,chaats e.t.c.

7. It gives a great taste to fish dishes when mixed with mash.

8. For a hot winter warmer add a teaspoon of chili jam in warm chocolate.

9. Stir in to stir fries like chicken stir fry ,veggie stir fry for a great taste.

Condiments Recipes

Condiments And Their History

Condiments has been used since ancient times where people use condiments as preservatives and and to enhance the flavor and quality of their foods.Salt was the first condiment used and the ancient people used salt to enhance the flavor of their foods.Vinegar was also used in ancient times as a condiment and is used to preserve different foods The word vinegar was derived from a french word vin aiger means sour vine.

The Romans made many sauces like fish sauce and they also introduced mustard in the various regions of Europe which they conquered

Mustard has been used as one of the  condiments and as a medicine for centuries and in Europe mustard was used long ago but at that time the mustard contains coarse powder and it was not very strong.Later in 1720 a lady miss Clements of Durham introduced mustard powder which became very famous because it proved to be very hot when mixed with water and for centuries Durham became the center for producing this fine mustard powder.

Spicy Corn Relish (very best among corn condiments)

 Condiments Recipes

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare This Condiment

This Spicy corn relish is one of the corn relish condiments

Preparation time: 5 minutes

total cooking time: 25 minutes

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients And Their Quantities To Prepare This Condiment

1 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup caster sugar

2 teaspoon dry mustard

1 small onion finely chopped

425 grams can corn kernels

1/4 cup finely chopped red capsicum

1 teaspoon finely chopped red chili

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cornflour

1 tablespoon water

Method To Prepare This Condiment

1.  Place vinegar,sugar and mustard in medium pan.Bring to boil stirring until sugar dissolves.Reduce heat;simmer 5 minutes.Add onion , corn,capsicum,chili,turmeric and salt.

2.  Mix cornflour with water; add to mixture ,stirring constantly.Cook 5 minutes to thicken.Spoon into warmed,sterilized jars seal while hot and store in a cool ,dark place

SERVE with cold meats or on jacket potatoes

Eggplant Relish

EGGPLANT RELISH
                                                                                      EGGPLANT RELISH

Preparation time: 15 minutes plus standing time

Total cooking time: 15 minutes

Makes about: 1 ½  cups

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare Eggplant Relish

300g baby egg plant,cut into 5 mm slices

salt 2 tablespoons

olive oil

1 medium red onion,finely chopped

1-2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon soft brown sugar

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil extra

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Method To Prepare This Condiment

1 .Place the eggplant in a colander and sprinkle with salt.Set aside for 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in the medium frying pan.Cook the onion and garlic over medium heat,stirring frequently,for 8 minutes or until the onion is softened.Remove with the slotted spoon and place in a glass or a ceramic bowl.

3. Wash the eggplant,drain and pat dry with paper towels.Heat the remaining oil in a pan; add the eggplant and cook,stirring over medium high heat for 2 minutes.Reduce the heat and cook,stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until the eggplant is softened and cooked.Do not allow to burn.

4. Add the eggplant to the onion mixture and stir in the sugar, vinegar, extra oil and parsley.Cover with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.Will keep for 4 days,covered and refrigerated,but is best served at room temperature

SERVE with barbecued,grilled or roast meats such as lamb, beef or kangaroo.Use as a bruschetta topping, with meat as a focaccia filling or as a side dish with cold meats.

Horserdarish Cream

HORSERADISH CREAM
                                                                             HORSERADISH CREAM

Ingredients,Quantities And Methods To Prepare Tomato Relish 

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total cooking time: nil

Makes 2/3 cups

Ingredients And Their Quantities To Prepare This Condiment

1/3 cup bottled horseradish

1/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives

Salt and pepper

Method To Prepare This Condiment

1 . Combine the horseradish and sour cream in a small bowl,beating until well mixed.

2.  Fold in the chives and season to taste with salt and pepper

SERVE with vegetables crudites,salads,smoked fish or over savory foods such as fish cakes