Brian’s tomato relish

This recipe is a compilation of four recipes. I took what I liked from each recipe, modified after a few goes and here is the result. Let me know if it works for you.

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Brian’s Tomato Relish

INGREDIENTS

9 Roma Tomatoes, halved

2 cloves garlic chopped

1 large brown onion coarsely chopped

1 dried chili, chopped, some seeds removed

2 tablespoons tomato paste

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons palm sugar

Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

1 tablespoon seed mustard

1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

METHOD

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and chili, and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until aromatic.

Add the halved tomatoes stir until the tomatoes are covered with the onion mixture. Add the tomato paste, stir and coat the tomatoes until the tomatoes start breaks down.

Add the cider vinegar, stirring until starts to boil.

Add the palm sugar, mustard and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to mix through.

Put a lid on the saucepan, simmer stirring occasionally, for around 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes have reduced and are mushy.

Mash the tomatoes with the spoon and cook for 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Remove the skins if you wish.

Place into sterilised jars

I promised that I would post this recipe for someone ages ago. Sorry I can’t              remember who it was.

 

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