1. enjoyment: a liking or appreciation of food or of an experience, e.g. a relish for Spanish food
2. spicy side dish or accompaniment: a spiced side dish or accompaniment to food, e.g. pickled or fresh vegetables with chili
3. strong taste: a pleasing sensation of strong taste or flavor
4. interest or excitement: interest or excitement, especially when it makes something more enjoyable. The incident added relish to an otherwise dull weekend.
i plan to make a relish each morning of the holiday weekend and then let them sit all day... i will decide how to use them later each afternoon..the good news is that they keep for 2-3 days so i can get creative throughout the weekend. give them a try..and please let me know the interesting ways you incorporate the relishes into your recipes...oh..one more thing..relishes traditionally call for their ingredients to be chopped...i like the vegetables cut in larger pieces..either way works really well..so make them however you like...i think that is the beauty of cooking..learning a technique and then adjusting to make it your own...happy labor day everyone...rest up, relax and have fun!!
cucumber & chilies relish
12 oz cherry tomatoes
5 green onions
1 jalapeno chili pepper(seed, remove membranes, cut in half lengthwise and thinly slice)--see cucumber relish for tip)
juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 tbsp grey sea salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 cup cilantro plus 1 tbsp
additional salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper to taste
cut tomatoes in half (qtr if large) and place in medium bowl. slice green onions lengthwise into thin strips. finely chop green onion leaves. add green onion slices, chopped green onion leaves and jalapeno to tomato bowl and combine. add lemon juice, sea salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper and 1/4 cup cilantro to bowl and mix well. cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. sprinkle remaining cilantro over top and serve.
so..about the relish definition?? i hope these recipes fulfill all four examples..that you will enjoy the tastes, you have three spiced side dish recipes, that they each have a "pleasing sensation of strong taste or flavor"..and that they add interest or excitement to your weekend!! enjoy your holiday everyone...
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