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Strawberry Relish Recipe

Strawberry Relish Recipe

Whenever my husband grills chicken, we like to put a few tablespoons of this strawberry relish over the top. We've served it for company and are always asked for the recipe. —Pat Gardetta, Osage Beach, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1 medium tart apple, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir brown sugar and water for 5 minutes. Add vinegar and apple; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add the jalapeno, ginger, garlic, cilantro, salt, cinnamon, cloves and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until apple is tender. Cool slightly.
  • 2. Transfer to a blender; add 1 cup strawberries. Cover and process until blended. Chop remaining strawberries; stir into relish. Serve with your favorite grilled meats. Yield: 2 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup equals 79 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.