This is totally awesome taste. Great on it's own, but also wonderful when used in other dishes to boost the taste of tomatoes or tomato sauce. I used 1/2 C of this relish with regular tomatoes in making stuffed green peppers and they came out so wonderful. Thank you so much for posting this wonderful recipe Jan!
This is a stunning recipe, and I do not say that lightly Jan, as I am an avid chutney, pickle, relish and jam maker! It delivered on ALL of my criteria for a good savoury preserve: flavour, multi-layered flavours, colour, texture and of course overall taste. I was so confident that I would like this relish, that I doubled the recipe. I made it exactly as posted, and the only slight variation to the the method, (that I found) was that mine only took 1 hour to reduce to the right consistency. (Even though I doubled the ingredients.) I am a HUGE lover of Verjus, as we call it in France, and make my own every year with the grapes from my grapevine - they are not dessert grapes, so they work well for verjus. The verjus syrup is the secret to this relish recipe, along with the subtle saffron flavour and glorious rich colour. I am going to make more of this relish as Christmas gifts for my "foodie" family and friends; one of the best preserve recipes I have come across, absolutely delicious on fresh bread with cheese, as we tried it today. A huge thanks to you Jan for posting this, BTW, the salt amount was post on, I obviously doubled the amount for my increased quantity, but it was just right. Oh yes, I almost forgot - I used smoked garlic in this, I think that might be a little tweak you may enjoy when you make this! Made for Make my Recipe in the Aus/NZ forum. Merci encore. FT:-)