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Making homemade sweet corn relish takes no time at all, and the best part is that you always have a little bit of summer in a jar.
Fall is finally in full swing, so the leaves are turning beautiful colours, and sweaters, jackets, and hats have come out of storage.
The Fall season also means that the harvest has blossomed in full force for everyone looking to enjoy the hearty crops.
The fields around the house are abuzz with the combines taking in the corn crops and plowing for next year’s season.
Ontario Fall Vegetables To Explore
What vegetables are harvested in the Fall?
Most Ontario vegetables that are harvested in the Fall are vegetables such as;
- Rutabaga (Swede)
- Assorted Squash, including Pumpkins, Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash, etc.
- Eggplant (Aubergine)
Related: Fall Gardening Tips
Knowing what fruits and vegetables to buy in season and planning your meals around them will save you money in your grocery budget.
My boys are nearing the end of football and looking forward to the playoffs, which means more time for me in the kitchen.
Having more time at home in the kitchen allows me to finish any canning and freezer meals I need to complete before old man winter arrives.
Making Sweet Corn Relish
As you all know, my friends always know that I will take any excess crops they have and turn them into something delicious.
Whether it’s canning, freezing, or baking, I can create a recipe for just about any ingredient that comes my way.
Yesterday I was fortunate to have my friend’s mother drop off some homegrown sweet corn.
Immediately in my head, I was thinking about new corn recipes that I could create.
Now I am not one for saying no to free food, so I froze some of the sweet corn, and the rest I made into this gorgeous sweet corn relish.
You will notice right from the start that the sweet corn relish is simple to make and done in one pot, so there is no fuss and no big mess to clean up.
What I love about fresh sweet corn is the feeling of summer I get when I put it in my mouth.
Now that the snow will arrive in the next few months, it’s nice to have some goodies to fall back on when we want a bit of summer in our meals.
The sweetness of the sweet corn relish ultimately is up to you.
If you think one cup of sugar will be too much sweetness for you, adjust as you see fit.
I can reassure you that this homemade corn relish recipe is spot on, and you will love it.
How To Use Sweet Corn Relish
If you drool over hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, nachos, and hotdogs, you’ll love to add sweet corn relish as your new condiment.
For those of you who do have sweet corn you want to use, you will have this sweet corn relish done relatively fast as it’s easy to make and will save you money.
You can turn this sweet corn relish into a sweet corn relish dip if you want to switch it up and serve with tortilla chips.
It would go great on tacos for taco night or in any layer dips for the next party you attend.
How To Sterilize Jars
If you are new to canning, don’t worry. It’s easy to learn how to sterilize jars for canning so don’t be afraid of the process.
Once you do it several times, you won’t even have to refer to instructions.
How To Make Homemade Sweet Corn Relish
Makes Four 250ml Jars Of Sweet Corn Relish
- Recipe Type: Condiment
- Author: Nicola Don
- Prep time: 10 mins
- Cook time: 35 mins
- Total time: 45 mins
- Serves: 4
If you love corn and relish, you will go crazy for this homemade corn relish that is perfect on hotdogs, hamburgers, turkey burgers, and just about anything to which you want to give a sweet, tangy taste.
- 8 ears of sweet corn
- 1 red pepper, seeded and finely diced
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoons dried chili powder
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 4 fl oz water
- 1 green pepper, seeded and finely diced
- 1/2 pint cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- Remove the green leaves and silk from the sweet corn, and cut the kernels from the cobs with a sharp knife. (Note it’s easy to do this by holding the corn in a large bowl)
- Add sweet corn kernels into a large saucepan and add the remaining ingredients.
- Bring just to a boil stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Once boiled and the sugar has dissolved, turn down and gently simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Have jars ready hot, and sterilized.
- Once thickened, pack into the hot jars and cover, then wait for the pop or seal of approval.
- You can always mix some cornstarch and water if it has not thickened. This will thicken it slightly.
- When cold, store in a cool, dry place for up to a year.
There you have it, a lovely homemade sweet corn relish to have at your next BBQ or throughout the winter to top off your favourite meals.
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