blackcurrant relish

Anne made a wonderful blackcurrant relish yesterday.  The recipe comes from a wonderful little book  by Jenny Leith of Upper Moutere near Nelson.  We bought the wonderful ‘The Mighty Blackcurrant Recipe Book’ at the the Old Post Office  [image from Nelson Mail image on the web]

The relish is easily made:
450 grams of blackcurrants (frozen are fine, but freshly picked is warmer on the fingers and faster to cook!)
1 large red onion (chopped up is more effective)
2/3 of a cup on wine vinegar
1.5 cups of sugar
1 tsp salt
Boil for 20 minutes until soft and thick
Jar it up!

If you are new to cooking you might want to consider a few tips:
1. watch the brew so that it doesn’t stick to the saucepan surface and burn.
2. heat up the jars with hot water to prevent them from cracking
3. empty out the hot water before adding the relish (trust me on this one!)

So far we have eaten it with cold smoked chicken and on cracker with cheese.  It is heavenly and quite good for you!

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