SASKATCHEWAN - Many consumers are responding to recent food inflation by preserving their own food, according to a recent Western Producer story featured on SASKTODAY.
We are featuring some preserve recipes, that just might get added to your repertoire.
7 large cucumbers (for 3x recipe: 14 cucumbers)
5 large onions (for 3x recipe: 15 onion)
Peel cucumbers and grind them, add peeled and ground onions, 2 small
handfuls (approx.1/3 cup ) of salt and let stand overnight. (For 3x recipe use 1 cup salt)
Drain and mix the following:
(1x recipe) (3x recipe)
2 ½ cups sugar 7 ½ cup
½ tsp ginger 1 ½ tsp
2 cups vinegar 6 cup
2 cups water 6 cup
½ cup flour 1 ½ cup
1 tbsp mustard 3 tbsp
1 tbsp turmeric 3 tbsp
Bring to a boil and add to cucumber/onions and boil for 5 minutes. Fill sterile jars and seal while hot. To make it more of a Hot Dog Relish, add:
½ small head ground cauliflower
1 ½ - 2 cups ground pepper (red, green and yellow)
Single recipe yields approx. 15 250ml jars
Notes: for a greener relish, do not peel the cucumbers after washing, just cut ends off.