I like making stuff. It tears my very soul out when I have to purchase jam or relish, so you can imagine my consternation when summer came and went without me getting around to making to making tomato relish. "Well Miss Smith" I thought to myself on Sunday "you will have to try making tomato relish with canned tomatoes." Strangely enough, this thought occurred to me after I saw a recipe for tomato chutney on the side of the can of tomatoes. I didn't fancy their recipe as I don't like it tooooooo sweet. So, I made it the way I like it, and do you know what? It's pretty delicious.
Tomato Relish with Canned tomatoes:
4 cans (400 g each can) tomatoes in juice
2 c brown sugar
2 c wine vinegar
1 apple, peeled or not, however you like it
1 head of garlic
fresh ginger, about 5 cm, peeled
2 t curry powder
1 t cumin
1 t coriander
Salt to taste (1 T)
Peel the onions and garlic, place in a food processor with the ginger, apple, and half the vinegar and process until finely chopped. If you don't have a food processor just chop these ingredients up finely. Combine with all other ingredients and simmer until reduced and thick (90 minutes, approximately). Bottle and seal. Makes 5 x 500 g jars.