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    Tomato Relish

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus overnight chilling
    • Cooking time: 90 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes plus overnight chilling

    Serves: 6


    • 15g salt
    • 750g ripe tomatoes, cut into large chunks
    • 2 large onions, peeled and sliced
    • 250g soft brown sugar
    • 1 ½ red chillies, finely sliced
    • 250ml cider vinegar
    • 1 tbsp plain flour
    • 1 tbsp curry powder
    • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
    • 3 tbsp chopped basil


    1. Stir the salt into the tomatoes and onions, cover and leave overnight. The next day, pour off the juice.
    2. Put the tomatoes and onions in a large preserving pan with the sugar, chillies and enough vinegar to cover. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours.
    3. Mix the flour, curry powder and mustard to a paste with a little more vinegar. Add to the tomatoes with the basil. Boil for 5 minutes. Pour into hot, sterilised jars and seal. Serve cold.

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