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Tomato Relish - cjs - 05-20-2008

This is wonderful!! I played a little, I brushed the burger patties and the popcorn burger buns with garlic oil (love having that much in the freezer to play with) and also tossed the fries with the garlic oil and a little good sh*t (that's what we used to use at the hotel - kosher salt, garlic powder & white pepper). I cooked the whole dinner out on the grill - the weather is just so great right now.

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Also added bacon on the grill. This is really a keeper - the tomato relish!

Tomato Relish
(Cuisine, June 1999, Issue 15, p. 12)
Makes: 1 Cup

Caramelize in 2 T. Olive Oil:
1/2 medium red onion, slivered

Add and Cook:
4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1 t. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. black pepper

Remove from Heat; Stir in:
1 T. chopped fresh thyme

Related Recipes: Beef Burgers with Tomato Relish

Carmalize onion in heated oil in a saute pan over low heat, 20–25 min. Stir often to prevent burning.

Add tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper, once onion has caramelized. Cook until tomatoes break down slightly, 8–10 minutes. The finished relish should be thick and chunky.

Stir in chopped thyme at the end. (Add thyme last, if cooked too long, the flavor of fresh herbs diminishes.)

Re: Tomato Relish - Gourmet_Mom - 05-20-2008

I can't wait to try this! Makes me want to fix burgers tonight!

Re: Tomato Relish - Harborwitch - 05-20-2008

That looks really good! Hmmmm - have popcorn bread buns all made. No onions and no tomatoes in the house! (Someone didn't want to go to the farmers' market Sunday).

Re: Tomato Relish - Mare749 - 05-20-2008

That looks so good! Thanks for the relish recipe also. I made something similar a while back that was in one of the more current [Email]C@H[/Email] issues. I think it was called tomato jam, but I'll have to check to be sure. It was good too.

Edited to add: just checked mastercook and sure enough, I do have a recipe for tomato jam. Here it is:

* Exported from MasterCook *

Tomato Jam

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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 cups paste or standard tomatoes (about 6)
Saute in 1 T. Olive Oil:
1/4 cup fresh ginger -- peeled, minced
1 T. garlic -- minced
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cinnamon sticks
Stir in:
Diced tomatoes
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. ground cumin
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
Off Heat -- Add:
1/4 cup honey
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare tomatoes, by first blanching them for 10 seconds then plunging them into ice water. Skin will peel off. Cut in half and squeeze out seeds. Dice and set aside.

Saute ginger and garlic in oil, in a saute pan over medium-low heat, until soft (5 minutes).

Add lemon juice and cinnamon sticks. Saute until liquid is evaporated.

Stir in tomatoes, brown sugar, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Simmer until tomato juices have evaporated (35-40 minutes). Stir often or sugar will burn. Remove from heat.

Add in honey. Season with salt and pepper.

Source: Cuisine at Home, August 2001, issue 28

Re: Tomato Relish - Lorraine - 05-21-2008

I love tomato jam! Might have to make some for the 4th of July celebrations.

Re: Tomato Relish - cjs - 05-21-2008

Oh Maryann, that sounds great!!

Re: Tomato Relish - Harborwitch - 05-21-2008

That does sound good. Bob'll love that on his sandwiches! Printed and ready for the bounty of our tomato plants. Thank you Maryann!