Relish sauce

Relish sauce - inevidimka relish sauce 263bc524 59b7 4dec 9461 4c9db2b3da63

Relish sauce, particularly cucumber relish, is a condiment with a long history of adding zest and flavor to meals around the world. Originating from the need to preserve vegetables for the winter months, relish has evolved into a beloved sauce that accompanies a variety of dishes. It’s most commonly associated with American cuisine, where it’s a staple topping for hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches. However, its versatility makes it a popular addition to salads, grilled meats, and even as a standalone side. Cucumber relish, with its crunchy texture and tangy flavor, is especially prized for its refreshing taste and ability to complement heavier dishes.

Serves: +10
  • Cucumbers 500 g
  • White vinegar 150 g
  • Sugar 100 g
  • Mustard seeds 5 g
  • Celery seeds 5 g
  • Onion 100 g
  • Red bell pepper 50 g
  • Salt 10 g
  • Turmeric 1 g
60 minsPrint
  • Begin by finely dicing the cucumbers, chopping the onions, and bell peppers. Ensuring the vegetables are cut into small, uniform pieces will help them absorb the flavors more evenly and provide the relish with a pleasant texture.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the white vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, salt, and turmeric. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, ensuring the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Once the vinegar mixture is boiling, add the diced cucumbers, chopped onions, and bell peppers to the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer gently until the vegetables are soft but still retain some crunch, and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the relish to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, transfer the relish into sterilized jars, leaving some space at the top for expansion.

Storage Tips

Cucumber relish can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. For longer storage, canning is an excellent option, allowing the relish to be preserved for the winter months. Properly canned and sealed, the relish can last for up to a year in a cool, dark place. Always check the seal before consuming.

Useful Properties of the Main Ingredient

Cucumbers are known for their high water content, making them incredibly hydrating. They’re also a good source of vitamin K, antioxidants, and have a low calorie content, making them a healthy addition to any diet.

Interesting Facts about the Sauce

  • Relish has its origins in the practice of pickling vegetables for preservation, a technique that dates back thousands of years.
  • The word “relish” itself began to be used in English in the late 18th century, deriving from an Old French term meaning “to leave behind”.
  • Cucumber relish became particularly popular in the United States as a way to use up the bounty of cucumbers harvested in the summer months, providing a tasty condiment that could be enjoyed year-round.

This cucumber relish sauce recipe offers a delicious way to enjoy the fresh flavors of summer throughout the year, adding a tangy, sweet, and slightly spicy kick to a wide range of dishes.

Share to friends
( No ratings yet )
Leave a Reply

;-) :| :x :twisted: :smile: :shock: :sad: :roll: :razz: :oops: :o :mrgreen: :lol: :idea: :grin: :evil: :cry: :cool: :arrow: :???: :?: :!: