Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Feijoa Relish

I know it's wayyyy past Feijoa season but I recently made a batch of Feijoa Relish from some fruit I prepared and froze this past winter. Feijoas are one of those fruit that you either love or hate; obviously I'm in the latter camp because I like them served any way I can get them. Quite fortunately for me they are an extremely prolific fruit and anyone who has a tree in their backyard can't get rid of the fruit fast enough.

This relish recipe I use is from Alison Holst. It's fabulous on crackers with some tasty cheese.

Feijoa Relish

1 and 1/4 cups white or malt vinegar
1 large onion, chopped finely
1 large apple, chopped finely
8 large feijoas, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup sugar, white or brown
1 tablespoon mixed spice
1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery seed (optional)

Bring all the ingredients to the boil and simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally
When fairly thick, ladle into sterilised jars and seal

I'm participating in New Zealand Blogging by Post hosted by Emma, the Laughing Gastronome and because this is a local exchange with no customs requirements to worry about we have the opportunity to send homemade goodies to our nominated partner. I do hope that the person I'm sending to is a feijoa fan and I guess I'll find out in a few days.


Deb R said...

So does the relish end up tasting feijoa-ish or just relish-ish?

As I recall, the one time you got me to try a feijoa I didn't love it....too flowery. But I bet the relish is pretty!

Lis said...

I can't wait to see if your partner liked it or not! I look forward to hearing about this. =)

barbie2be said...

um... what is feijoa?

Emma said...

Lucky, lucky person who gets this relish - feijoa relish is so good! And what a treat at this time of year.

Barbara said...

Morven I didn't realise you had started your blog until I saw Paul mention it on Eatnz. Congratulations and welcome to blogland. I'll add you to my list when I update my blog this week.