It can be used in numerous ways--your culinary imagination is the only limit! Put some in (or on) an omelet, instead of ketchup on your hamburger, marinate chicken in it, serve it as a dip. The taste has been described as "funky" but also addictive.
1/4 cup plus 2 TBL oil (I used olive oil)
2 TBL cumin
2 TBL ground coriander
1 TBL tumeric
2 tsps. whole black mustard seeds (plain mustard seeds are an acceptable substitute)
2 tsps. chili powder
3 TBL chopped garlic
1 Thai chili (or Serrano chili as a sub)
2 TBL malt vinegar plus 1/2 cup
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
Warm oil over medium heat.
Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, mustard seeds and chili powder. Cook until fragrant around 2 to 3 minutes.
Add garlic, chili and 2 TBL vinegar and cook until vinegar evaporates--4 to 5 minutes.
Hubby did the shopping for me and couldn't find a Thai chili and for some reason they were out of serrano chilies which they normally carry. So I made do with a jalapeno--after all--hot is hot right? I found these nifty thin plastic gloves in a dollar store (where, for one delusional moment, I wondered why there weren't any prices on things--well, duh, it's all a dollar lol.) I chopped the chili with the new Sabatier knife my daughter bought me for Mother's Day. It's a replacement for the one I'd had for thirty years and which mysteriously disappeared...hmmmm, maybe I should put one of my sleuths on the case? Maybe Monica from my Cranberry Cove Series?
Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 40 to 50 minutes or until the mixture thickens. I kept it at a simmer--just below the point where it starts spitting all over the stove which happens if it boils too vigorously.
Let the relish cool and use your imagination--it's part ketchup and part BBQ sauce. I plan on slathering it on some chicken and then putting it on the barbecue. It's very yummy, and I know I'll come up with lots of way to enjoy it!
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