Tuesday, 18 September 2012

.Thermomix Cooking: Canned Tomato Relish.

I was listening to a cooking talk show on the radio one Saturday morning as I was driving to an appointment and heard about using canned tomatoes to make relish.  I looooove relish and always want to make it, but don't want to commit myself to a large quantity at one time and always seem to miss the tomato season so when I'm finally ready to get around to making it the tomatoes are too expensive.

Lately I've been using my Thermomix to make jams, sweet sauces and homemade butter with success.  I love knowing exactly what is going into them and the taste is far superior to store-bought, mass produced products. So this got me thinking...using canned tomatoes + the Thermomix to make relish...I hunted around for recipes, but didn't find anything that looked just right, so melded a few together and adjusted the taste once I'd finished cooking and have come up with a delicious Thermomix tomato relish recipe using canned tomatoes!  
Canned tomatoes are mega cheap...for 80c or 90c a can, you can make a few jars of relish for just a few dollars!  It is sooo tasty, we've been eating it on ham sandwiches, with crackers and cheese, chips, burgers and homemade sausage rolls.  I'm excited to have a quick, cheap and easy recipe to use now and it makes a great gift too.  This quantity of relish filled about 4 jars - they were all random sizes, but at a guess I'd say it makes just under 2 liters.  You could easily halve the recipe if you didn't want to make as much.

Canned Tomato Relish
2 x 400g cans tomatoes
2 large onions, cut into small cubes
1 apple, peeled, cut into small cubes
1 Tbs curry powder
1 Tbs salt
1 dessert spoon mustard
180g white vinegar
80g white sugar
60g brown sugar
1 Tbs cornflour 

Place all ingredients except cornflour into Thermomix bowl.  Cook on 100 degrees, speed 1 for 30 minutes. 
Make a paste with cornflour mixed in a little vinegar.  Add to relish and cook on 100 degrees, speed 1 for a further 1 minute.
Pour relish into sterilised jars and seal. (Relish will be runny, but will thicken on cooling).

(NOTE: Because I only make a small quantity of relish at one time, I'm not too pedantic about my jars.  To sterilise them, I half-fill them with water and place in the microwave for a couple of minutes, until the water comes to a rapid boil.)


Holli said...

Looks delicious!!

Thanks for sharing.

Holli xo


The Kings said...

Awesome!! Going to make this :) thanks for sharing .

ThermomixBlogger Helene said...

Nice and easy and I can think of LOTS of ways to use this recipe. Thanks again ;-)

JulesP said...

Thanks for your recipe! I used it to make Christmas gifts and it was very tasty. Didn't thicken quite as much as I expected but I was still very happy with it. Thank yoU!

Erin Cheeks said...

WOW I absolutely love this recipe, I halved it as I only had 1 tin of toms but still made MORE than enough. My Master 2 and Miss 5 licked the mixing bowl and spatula as if it were a cake mix. I made some rolls earlier and my older 2 Miss 7 and Master 9 came home and ate it on the rolls. Mmmm Mmmmm GREAT RECIPE and mine wasn't runny at all.

Norma and Peter said...

we halved it as well and it is fabulous.
The whole house smells like when we were kids on the train passing the Rosella factory in Richmond

What a beaut relish - anymore secrets you have to make us drool and bring back memories - remember stick jaw toffee ??

have a nice day

kind regards


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