Prep 24 hrs
Cook 15 mins
Joan Cooneys recipe for refrigerator pickles #36429 made me remember this one. Well I can't help it, I like Pickles.I also have this other bad habit of being unable to bypass the bargain bin at the market. 2 Red and 2 Green Bell Peppers and a big Cucumber only 99 cents. What would you do?? Right,, and grab another big Cucumber and a sweet Onion while I was at it. Now I got them home and what can I do with them. Relish,,, Heh.... Sweet relish for burgers and meatloaf and such. The cookwoof strikes again.
- 2 red bell peppers
- 2 green bell peppers
- 2 cucumbers, de seeded
- 1 large sweet onion
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 3 cups cider vinegar
- 2⁄3 cup sugar (reg white)
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons celery seeds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds (heaping)
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
- Split, de seed the Cucumbers, cut up the Onion and drop them in the food processor to chop.
- Put the result in a container with 2 1/2 Tbs of kosher salt in the fridge overnight.
- Next mornin rinse and drain let them sit in the colander a half hour or so.
- Split, de seed and put the peppers in the food processor to chop.
- Drain without rinsing.
- In a NONreactive pan put the Vinegar, Sugar, spices bring to a boil stirring constantly tll the Sugar is disolved.
- Add the Peppers, Cucumber, and Onion, turn the fire down and simmer for about 12 min stirring occasionally.
- At about 10 min, take a bit in a spoon and set it in your freezer to cool fast, shouldn't take but a min.
- Check it for salt cold.
- It tastes different from hot.
- you're happy, ladle it hot into jars,you'll have a bit over a quart to work with.
- If you want to seal and hot water process, you can put them in the pantry.
- Or just cap a quart in the back of the fridge.
I put this together last night...for our bbq today. I didn't use my processor...I chopped everything with a cleaver...so it would be chunky...salad like. Very Good!!! I also used English cukes..so I didn't have to fool with the seeding. I now have a bowl of beautiful relish!!