Sweetcorn & Runner Bean Relish Recipe

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Sweetcorn & Runner Bean Relish Recipe submitted by Spana

This relish is a good accompaniment for chicken, fish and vegetables and delicious in pasta salads and fried rice. Try mixing with chopped ham as a filling for jacket potatoes.

Ingredients for Sweetcorn & Runner Bean Relish:

  • 6 medium corn cobs
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • half teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 pint white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4oz sugar
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small-med red peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1lb runner beans, sliced and cut into 1inch pieces

Method for Sweetcorn & Runner Bean Relish:

  1. Cook cobs in boiling water 3mins then plunge into cold water.  Cut kernels from cobs.
  2. Make a paste with the flour, mustard, turmeric and 2 tablespoon vinegar.
  3. Heat rest of vinegar with salt and sugar, then stir  the paste into hot vinegar.
  4. Add chopped onions, peppers, beans and sweetcorn to vinegar.
  5. Simmer 20 minutes for crispy vegetables, 30 minutes for tender.  I do 25 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. Pot into hot sterilised jars.

This relish, kept in properly sterilized and sealed jars, should keep well in a cool dark place. Once opened, keep in the fridge and try to use within 4 weeks.

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2 comments on “Sweetcorn & Runner Bean Relish Recipe
  1. Carole says:

    Super – now I have a yummy recipe to use up all of my green beans – still have plenty even after giving away to friends and family. I hate to waste good food – can’t wait to taste this.

  2. Vic says:

    This sound yum and as I have just pick 8lb of runner beans I think i will definately give it a go. I dont have any corn on the cobs growing, I’m goning to try the tinned variety, any recomendations on approx weight of sweetcorn to use?

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