"Busy Person's" Zucchini Relish

Yield: approximately 7 pints

10 cups finely chopped zucchini

4 cups finely chopped onions

1 green pepper, chopped finely

1 sweet red pepper, chopped finely

5 tablespoons pickling salt

2 1/2 cups white vinegar

1 large cayenne pepper with seeds

1 tablespoon nutmeg

1 tablespoon dry mustard

1 tablespoon turmeric

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons celery salt

4 1/2 cups of sugar

Chop the vegetables and sprinkle with salt over them. Mix well. Let stand overnight. Drain the vegetables. Rinse thoroughly with cold tap water. Drain again. Place the vegetables in a large kettle with the remaining ingredients. ( First puree the cayenne pepper in a blender with a little white vinegar, for better flavor.) Bring to a boil. Simmer for 30-45 minutes until thick.

Cooking Zucchini Relish
All the ingredients are in there now, and the r...
Zucchini Relish,sugar and spice!
After setting over night, the sugar and spices ...
Zucchini Relish 'setting'
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Pack the mixture into hot, sterilized pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Seal. Process in a boiling water canner for 5 minutes, according to canning directions. In the photos, we used a Steam Canner following the directions which came with it.

Loading the Steam Canner
After filling the water tray, and getting it ho...
Filling jars with Relish
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Getting ready to can Relish!
While the Relish is simmering in the Maslin pan...

If you are not familiar with canning be sure to follow directions carefully from a reputable source.

Canning Zucchini Relish!
Two batches of Relish are done, and the last on...
Steam Canner at work!
Now the steam canner has been filled, and broug...
The Steam Canner is loaded!
The batch of 7 pints of Zucchini Relish are on ...

This recipe is from : Garden Way's The Busy Person's Guide to preserving Food by Janet Chadwick.

My family loves this relish. It is well worth the effort!

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