Jalapeno Relish – Think It’s Finally Hot Enough!

Before we rolled up our sleeves and tackled the house we had to contend with frost warnings.  After a flurry of pepper picking I had to do something with them so they didn’t go to waste.  Because we have a lot of hot peppers, jalapeno relish sounded like a good idea.

Not only was a it a good idea it is a really quick relish to make when you list is long.  In fact it is faster to do it than this post!  I followed this recipe for the most part to make my relish.

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This is all done in the food processor.  I sliced about 12 jalapenos and 1-2 Ring O Fire peppers.  I figured I was going to make this really hot for my husband.  I keep trying with the heat but while he enjoys the hot stuff I make it doesn’t seem to blow him away like it does me.  He likes things spicy!

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Add 4-5 cloves of garlic, half a small onion, 1/4 tsp cumin, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp sea salt, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, and a large handful of cilantro.

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Pulse away until you get the consistency you want.  Freeze or can the extra relish.

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And yes this blew him away.  🙂  Finally!  It’s hot enough to use sparingly on dishes.

14 thoughts on “Jalapeno Relish – Think It’s Finally Hot Enough!

  1. What do you like to serve this with? The jalapenos I had in my CSA share were so hot we could not eat them. I am not used to jalapenos being so hot. Must have been a good year to make them spicy.

  2. Looks good to me. Very colorful, too. The ring of fire chile looks a lot like the cayenne chiles I grow. I just looked it up and they say:
    “Smaller and smoother than a cayenne pepper, but with more fiery heat! These pencil-thin Cayenne-type peppers are about 4 inches long and mature from green to red approximately 60 days after transplanting. The plants are relatively short but yield heavy, concentrated sets of these fiery peppers. A good choice for short season gardeners.”
    I may need to grow some of these and make hot sauce with them. 😀

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