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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:23 PM

I'm making my green tomato relish again...

My neighbor shared this Italian version, which I am making this year, due to all of my garden's left over green tomatoes. Tell me if you've never tried it, and I'll tell you TO try it!

Steps to the recipe:

~ 4 - 5 cups of finely sliced medium to small green tomatoes put into a non-metal colander, sitting atop a larger, non metal bowl to drain into.

Spread pickling salt over them, mixing to leave them thickly coated.

Press a heavy weight over a dish that covers this and give it 18 hours

Squeeze the bejesus out of it, draining fluid, place the tomatoes back in the large bowl and pour Balsamic vinegar over to cover.

Give it another 18 hours, then remove the tomatoes, squeeze them again, discard vinegar, and return to bowl.

Add LOTS of dried Oregano. Get some Ball jars out, Canola Oil and Olive Oil.

Meanwhile, peel and slice thick pieces of fresh garlic.

Now, place tomatoes into the jars, adding slices of garlic and fill MOSTLY with Canola Oil, but some Olive oil.

Tap out any bubbles and refrigerate. These are really ready to eat, add to an antipasto, or (I love) to spread over fresh Italian bread.

(I'm in the first phase of this, so I'll try to include a picture, but tell me if you've tried this ever and give me your opinion. My husband is not so hot for this treat, so I'll give it away as a gift to my garden partners (we raised 550 pounds of produce this year for local food pantries). It's a nice way to say, "thank you" to anyone (who loves this stuff, that is...)

Mmmmm!




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Reply I'm making my green tomato relish again... (Original post)
MrMickeysMom Oct 2012 OP
Viva_La_Revolution Oct 2012 #1
MrMickeysMom Oct 2012 #2
Lucinda Oct 2012 #3
MrMickeysMom Oct 2012 #4
NeelyCreely Oct 2012 #5
MrMickeysMom Oct 2012 #6

Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 04:11 PM

1. how many pints does this make?

sounds really good. I might have enough toms left to give it a try.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 05:38 PM

2. It's a guess, but...

I'd say at maybe 6 pints.

You could add lots of garlic and extend this. I had to measure a Mason jar right then when you asked. The one I have is 32 oz, or about 2 pints, but since you're mixing this with fluid, I'd say it would go even further.

It really is good, but of course, it's got a lot of salt, so I'd caution on those who limit theirs.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 08:19 AM

3. Ohhh...this sounds wonderful

Cant wait to see pics!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 10:41 PM

4. Here's some pix...

Just dished it out tonight. Actually, It only made about 4 pints, but one little jar really goes a long way. Too late to taste tonight... I'll leave it a few days and really enjoy this weekend!


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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:03 AM

5. awesome

wow...that looks great!

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Response to NeelyCreely (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:26 PM

6. And, it turned out to taste as good...

This is a tried and true recipe. Maybe a little planning, but really, quite simple... Makes a good gift, too.

Welcome to DU!

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